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United Way pledges short $20,000 for 2012

The campaign pledges for the 2012 pledge drive for the United Way of Franklin County is thus far short more than $20,000. The local board set a goal last spring of $60,000. The local board set a goal last spring of $60,000. “A goal of $45,000 would have been more realistic, with corporate matches and miscellaneous donations that will come in,” United Way President Mark Hymer said Monday. For more information on the campaign, see the January 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.