United Way ‘radiothon’ ahead Friday


The South Milam County United Way will hold a radiothon from 9 a.m. to 12-noon Friday at Busy Bea Restaurant, according to Tom Puccio, SMCUW board member.

“This is an attempt to raise funds to meet the fourth quarter budget of 2011,” Puccio said.

He said the promised fourth-quarter distributions to 18 community groups and organizations total $12,000.

“With the closing of Alcoa and contributions down, we are holding this special event to give the citizens of Rockdale, Thorndale, Gause, Milano and surrounding areas an opportunity to pledge your support,” he said.

“All funds collected will be used for local needs,” he said. Hosts will be Becky Booker Marek and Michael Craig. KRXT 98.5 FM will carry the event.

“During the radiothon, members of organizations that benefit from UW contributions will be sharing how your donations help to maintain their operations,” Puccio said

Radiothon pledge numbers include: 512- 760-0074, 512-940-2806, 713-301-7427 and 832-457- 2546

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