AUGUSTA — United Way of Kennebec Valley will announce its campaign fundraising total, the largest amount ever raised for United Way partner programs, at the agency’s annual Campaign Celebration, scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, 35 Medical Parkway.

This free event will include recognition of six businesses that have been instrumental to this campaign cycle, with Campaign Chairman Chuck Hays and Chairwoman Maria Hays who will present awards to Charlie’s Family of Dealerships, Gagnon Dental, MaineGeneral Health, the Maine State Employees Combined Charitable Appeal campaign, NRF Distributors and Oakes & Parkhurst Glass.

Twenty-eight businesses also met or exceeded the Hays family’s challenge to increase donations by 5 percent, largely contributing to the campaign’s record-breaking success.

Attendees are encouraged to bring personal care items, which will be collected by United Way’s Emerging Leaders Society and donated to Bridging the Gap for people in need. Music will be performed by United Way supporters Mark Johnston and Birdie Katz.

For more information, visit or call 626-3400.

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