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United Way celebrates volunteers

After a two-year absence due to pandemic restrictions, the United Way of Adams County (UWAC) held its 75th Anniversary “Give. Advocate. Volunteer” awards ceremony Wednesday evening at the Adams County Emergency Services Center.

Over 75 people attended to congratulated the winners.

The 2022 Campaign Chair, Bill Gilmartin, presented the current campaign totals, saying $164,283.00 has been raised — over 90 percent of $180,000 goal.

The organization recognized over 20 Leadership Giving Donors, who gave at least $1,000 or more, and presented the Robert C. Hoffman Award to ACNB Bank, who raised the most funds through a workplace campaign. 

Gilmartin also also recognized three outgoing UWAC board members: Alesia Reese, Harry Hartman, and Bicky Redman.

Jan Onieal was awarded the Dr. W.E. Tilberg Outstanding Volunteer Award for her tireless efforts organizing the annual Woman’s Purse Auction fundraiser at UWAC, plus all of her other volunteer roles: As a mentor with Project Hope, with AA clients, and through her church.  This award is the highest honor the UWAC gives to a community volunteer.

Ed Kiick received the Spirit Award for his continued generosity with donations of food and basic needs to the Bag the Bounty food drive each year, along with giving back to the community by paying it forward on numerous occasions – at a restaurant paying other people’s bills; in line at the grocery store; and contributing to the share table at the UWAC offices. 

Featured Image Caption:  Kliick (l.) and Onieal.

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