United Way of Marathon County had to cancel the 2020 CommUnity Fest event at Marathon Park due to COVID-19. This one-day event has provided a free, family event for the public that offers children’s crafts, games and activities. In addition, the event hosted United We Can, which features food sculptures built and displayed from local businesses. Food from the event supports the Marathon County Hunger Coalition, an initiative of United Way.
This year, we focused on a virtual United We Can! We had 16 families, sports team and businesses build food sculptures at home, collecting more than 7,573 pounds of non-perishable food for the Marathon County Hunger Coalition.
Participating business and families include: Associated Bank, Prevail Bank, Boys & Girls Club, UMR, BMO Harris, McLit Marathon County Literacy, Marshfield Clinic Wausau, Marathon County Special Education, Peoples State Bank Wausau, Sun Printing, Healthfirst, Greenheck, County Market, Medical College of WI- Central WI, Peoples State Bank Marathon, Arnold Family and the Stukenberg Family.