GUNTERSVILLE — United Way of Marshall County will hold its annual Campaign Celebration and annual Meeting Luncheon on Thursday, March 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium at the Progress Rail Operations Center in Albertville.

The event celebrates the completion of the 2019-2020 fundraising campaign and the outstanding levels of financial achievement through workforce, corporate and individual participation. United Way’s campaign team will announce final campaign results, present awards and honor campaign volunteers. In addition, United Way will release its annual report to the community which highlights what is being accomplished in Marshall County through donor dollars.

“We would love to see the community at this year’s celebration as we reflect on the achievements made in 2019,” said LT Hagood, the 2019-2020 Campaign Chair. “This great work could not have been completed without the help of many volunteers, our community leaders and the fantastic employee donors that generously contributed to this year’s campaign. Please come help us thank them.”

The public is invited to attend the celebration, and the cost of the luncheon is $15 per person. The buffet will start at 11:30 a.m. with the program beginning at noon. For those who plan to attend, tickets can be purchased online via Tickets can also be purchased by emailing Raquel Zavaleta at for an order form or contacting the United Way office at 256-582-4700. Please RSVP by Feb. 27 as seating is limited. Please remember there will be no ticket sales at the door on the day of the event.

“At this point, we are only a few thousand dollars away from reaching our goal. There is still time to give and help make a difference towards this campaign,” United Way Executive Director Carrie Thomas said. “We are thankful to everyone that has made a pledge or contribution thus far and look forward to celebrating all of the companies and individuals who are helping make our community stronger every day.”

Contributions can be made toward this year’s campaign by contacting the United Way office, visiting the organization’s website at or sending your contribution directly to United Way of Marshall County at 709 Blount Ave., Guntersville, AL 35976.

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