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October 15, 2013

Event to benefit local United Fund

Woodward, Okla. — Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Woodward will be holding its annual United Fund Hot Dog and Chili Fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the campus's commons area.

According to Kristin Mravinec of NWOSU-Woodward, donations are accepted for the hot dog and chili feed, with all proceeds going to the United Fund of Woodward.

"We each have been beneficiaries at some point in our lives by the many organizations that the United Fund contributes to and are pleased to assist the United Fund in any way we can," said NWOSU student and Woodward Leadership Advisory Board President, Jackson Cunningham.

Big Dan’s is providing the chili and the hot dogs will be provided by the Woodward Leadership Advisory Board, Mravinec said.

The United Fund provides grants to 10 local organizations including: Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, Kids Inc., High Plains Outreach Center, Legal Aid of Oklahoma, Northwest Oklahoma Literacy Council, Panhandle Nutrition, Red Cross of Northwest Oklahoma, Salvation Army and the Woodward Senior Center.

“For the past five years, Northwestern Woodward students, staff, and faculty have given from their hearts and through their pocketbook to the United Fund drive, “ said Dr. Deena Fisher, Dean of NWOSU-Woodward Campus. “It is gratifying to be the Dean of a campus where students want to give back to their home community. We are proud supporters of the United Fund and the programs under its sponsorship,” Fisher said.

In an effort to raise additional funds, Mravinec said there would be three gift baskets and other items raffled off. Tickets can be purchased at the school.

"We usually raise about $500 when we have this event and that is a lot of money for college students," Mravinec said. "We serve about 200 and it is really a good time so everyone should come on out."

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