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Feb. 9, 2018 - Marion County employees' year-long fundraising efforts result in nearly $8,000 to local charities

Post Date:02/09/2018 8:57 AM

With the Bring the Harvest Home holiday food drive still fresh in our minds, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners presented three local charities with checks totaling nearly $8,000 on behalf of Marion County’s employees during the Feb. 6 commission meeting.

“Our employees love this community,” County Commission Chairman Kathy Bryant said. “They work day in and day out to make Marion County the best place to live, work and play.”

County employees host several fundraising events each calendar year benefiting the Marion County chapters of the American Heart Association, March of Dimes and United Way. Combined, the employees’ contributions from 2017 totaled $7,764.98. Local representatives were on hand to accept checks in the amounts of $2,485.41 to the American Heart Association, $2,685.16 to the March of Dimes and $2,594.41 to United Way.

“County employees are dedicated to empowering Marion for success,” said Mounir Bouyounes, Marion County Administrator. “This dedication is exemplified by continued support of local charities.”

County employees also contribute to our community outside of serving their fellow residents “at work.” You’ll find them coaching youth sports teams, picking up litter with their department’s Adopt a Road group, fostering soon-to-be adoptable pets and many behind-the-scenes activities. For more information or to volunteer with Marion County, contact Marion County Human Resources at 352-438-2345.

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