'Magic' event planned to help Fayette's needy
By Marilyn Forbes
Published: Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Wishing to help area residents in need at this time of year, the Fayette County Community Action Agency again will host “Magic & Mistletoe” from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1 at Fayette County Courthouse in Uniontown.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, which assists families with food and utility bills.
The event this year has received a $10,000 donation from Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, organizers said.
“This year's event is very special because it marks the first time that we've had a title sponsor for ‘Magic & Mistletoe,' said event coordinator Kate Thompson. “We're very pleased to partner with Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania for this worthwhile fundraising event that helps many Fayette County families and their children.”
Many areas of the courthouse will be decorated for the holidays, including the five courtrooms and the reception area.
“Everything will be decorated differently this year,” Thompson said, adding that even the food that will be served will be different.
The event will include horse-drawn carriage rides, musical entertainment and a silent auction.
“Everyone in the community pulls together to make this event a success every year,” Thompson said. “We appreciate all of the donations and support we receive from many dedicated businesses, organizations and individuals in the Fayette County community who really care about their neighbors.”
With so many in need of food, clothing and shelter, the event is important.
“As a Uniontown native, I'm especially proud of the work that the Fayette County Community Action Agency is doing in this community and for our customers,” Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania President Mark Kempic said.
Tickets can be purchased for $20 each at the door.
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
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