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United Way Hosts Rally and Luau Kickoff

United Way of Hancock County is kicking off its 2017 campaign with a campaign rally and luau at the Elks Lodge at Northridge on Thursday, September 7. The luau is open to the public and will include a hog roast, live music with J.D. Owen, cash bar and more. The cost to attend is $15 per person.

Right before the luau, United Way staff will host an informative rally for workplace representatives who will be overseeing their workplace fundraising efforts. All workplace campaign coordinators will be encouraged to attend from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Those attending the rally get free admission to the luau. To register for the rally and luau go to To register for just the luau visit Registrations can also be made by emailing

The rally and luau are sponsored by Huntington Bank.

Performing since 1979, J.D. Owen has fronted numerous bands at various venues. He started a solo career in 1990 and performs classic rock, country, blues, oldies, and Motown music. Owens often plays in bars and restaurants in Put-In-Bay.
United Way of Hancock County fundraising efforts are held from September through November for most companies or corporations in Hancock County. Companies that are interested in hosting a workplace fundraising drive should contact Michael Momany, resource development director at Individuals who would like to donate to United Way outside of a workplace can go to

For more information on the events, hosting a workplace fundraising drive or donating to United Way call 419-423-1432.