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Half way home, half way to meeting goal

By By ROBERT BLANKENSHIP
Advance Managing Editor
So far so good.
This year's United Fund drive is almost to the half way mark in both time remaining in the drive and the amount needed to reach the final goal of $100,000.
John Brannon, United Fund president, said despite the early success of the drive volunteers are continuing to seek out donations.
The early support for the fundraiser has those involved feeling that this year's campaign will be an overall success at the end.
One area of the campaign that Brannon said has been very encouraging are those donations made by individuals.
There are still two more special raffles to be held in the upcoming weeks. The premium prizes' of these raffles will be a fishing trip with Rob Faircloth and the second will be a sunset sailing trip with Brannon on Pensacola Bay. The winner will have dinner on the 25-foot boat.
Brannon said the success of the drive is due in large part to those who have organized the drive and spent invaluable time seeking out donations.
But, without that same effort and community support the drive could sputter so the next few weeks will be crucial if the United Fund is to reach its final goal.