Thanks to those who joined us for a fun filled day at CommUNITY Fest
United Way's CommUNITY Fest on September 26 was filled with thousands of smiling faces, excited children and the generous spirit of our community.
The organizations who participated in United We Can, a food sculpture competition, built sculptures that not only were remarkable to view, but many included interactive games for children. Local non-profits and schools also provided dozens of free games and crafts for kids to explore.
The Marathon County Hunger Coalition received all of the food used in the sculptures or donated by attendees in exchange for "votes" for the People's Choice award. At the end of the day, a small army of volunteers boxed and loaded a semi with over 14,00 pounds of food to be shared by our local food pantries.
This year's CommUNITY Fest Award Winners:
Best New Entry - Rocket Industrial
Best Children's Theme - WIC/Family Planning Health Services
Most Interactive - EO Johnson
Best Use of Breakfast Food - Sun Printing
Most Family Fun - UMR
Best of Show - Greenheck Fan
Most Nutritious - North Central Health Care
Best Use of Protein - BMO Harris Bank
People's Choice - EO Johnson
CommUnity Fest is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, UMR and Thrivent.