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United Way of Morgan County Celebration

On March 16th, United Way of Morgan County hosted their Celebration Event at the Princess Theatre. Awards were given to individuals and companies that excelled in this year’s campaign and/or provided an example for others to follow. Those awards went to:

  • Manufacturing – International Paper
  • Medical – Live Well. Live United!
  • Government and Education – Hartselle Utilities
  • Retail – Target
  • FIRE – Corporate Billing
  • Non Profit – Community Action Partnership of North Alabama
  • Services – Fite Building Company
  • Chemicals and Metals – Daikin America
  • Get on the Bus Traveling Trophy – Hospice of the Valley
  • John Abbott Outstanding Campaign Volunteer Award – Sabrina Terry
  • Ira Lay Award for Service to United Way of Morgan County - Wendy Taylor

The 2017 – 2018 Campaign Chair, Joe Holmes from Decatur Utilities, received an award, thanks, and a birthday candycake to celebrate achieving his campaign’s ambitious goal; and he handed over the responsibility for the 2018 – 2019 Campaign to Co-Chairs, Mayor Tab Bowling and County Commissioner Ray Long.

A Fond Farewell

After 22 years at United Way of Morgan County, Sherry Pentecost is moving on. We wish her the best of luck in her new adventure.

To thank her for her years of service, Sherry received a quilt made from United Way t-shirts used in past campaigns.

Special Events

Throughout the year, many local companies host fund raising events within their companies to support United Way of Morgan County’s mission; but there are a few that host events open for the public to enjoy.

So far in 2018, we have seen the 1st Annual Live Well. Live United! health fair at Ingall’s Harbor and the 3rd Annual Share the Love Spirit Bowl at the AMF River City Lanes.

In the Fall, we’ll enjoy Eggtoberfest, an Alabama BBQ Association sanctioned event, hosted by International Paper and the Turkey Trot, a 5k race held on Thanksgiving morning, hosted by 3M.

Please contact us if your civic, social, or youth group would like to host or help with an event.

4th Annual Turkey Trot

Register online at TurkeyTrotofMC.com.

Volunteers needed for the 4th Annual Turkey Trot, a 5K Race, a 5K Race with CrossFit®, and a 1 mile Fun Run hosted by 3M of Decatur. Help with pre-race registration, man the Pepsi trailer or a water station, direct runners along the course, and be a cheerleader for the athletes. Meet us at the Old State Bank Building at 7:15 for the 8:00 start of the race; and be home in time to put the turkey in the oven! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 256-353-6643 to sign up!

Girlfriends Gala

The United Way of Morgan County Women’s Leadership Council has a tradition called the Girlfriends Gala. Set to a different theme each year, it is a time for women to celebrate women, and for men, as celebrity servers, to honor them. The theme for the 2018 Girlfriends Gala was Winter Masquerade, and celebrity servers included, Mayor Tab Bowling, District Attorney Scott Anderson, Morgan County School Superintendent Bill Hopkins, International Paper General Manager Bill Francois, and Dr. Bill Sims, who served in a dual role this year. In addition to delivering food and beverages to his assigned table, Dr. Sims was also present as the escort for his wife, and the woman of the evening, Betty Sims. Betty was honored with the title Girlfriend of the Gala in recognition of her roles as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. She was joined by her daughters Libby, Sherri, and Lisa.

Mark your calendars for February 2, 2019, as the Girlfriends Gala will celebrate the Age of Disco!

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Decatur, AL 35601

PO Box 1058
Decatur, AL 35602

  • Phone: 256-353-6643
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