Habersham United Way campaign kickoff to feature music, events Aug. 6 in Cornelia

Music lovers are invited to reserve a table at Fender's Alley or set up lawn chairs in the green space next to it as Hunter Rose, Reese Watson and Under the Wheel take the stage from 5-9 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 6, 2022. (nowhabersham.com)

The Habersham County United Way will host a day of fun and music in downtown Cornelia on Saturday, August 6, to kick off its annual fundraising campaign. The daylong event, will take place from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. at various locations in the historic district.

The kickoff kicks off with an axe throwing tournament at 10 a.m. at the Axe Armory downtown (click here to register).

From 12-5 p.m. there will be kids’ games and other activities set up next to the Cornelia Splash Pad & Train Depot.

From 5-9 p.m., music will fill the night air from the stage at Fender’s Alley. The performers lined up for this event include:
5-6 pm: Hunter Rose
6-7 pm: Reese Watson
7-9 pm: Under The Wheel performing

“The main goal of this event is to raise awareness of what United Way is doing in the community and highlight our agency partners,” says Habersham United Way Executive Director Candice Holcomb.

Those who want to enjoy the music and soak up the atmosphere may make table reservations for Fender’s Alley or set up lawn chairs in the adjacent green space.

This year’s United Way fundraising goal is $600,000. The organization supports the following 24 area nonprofits:

Lanier Boys & Girls Club
Boy Scouts N.E. Georgia Council
Circle of Hope
Clarkesville & Cornelia Libraries
Children’s Center for Hope & Healing
Family Resource Center
Foodbank of Northeast Georgia
Foothills Counselling Center
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
Grace Gate
Habersham Christian Learning Center
Habersham Homeless Ministries
Habitat for Humanity
Northeast Georgia CASA
Powerhouse for Kids
Rape Response
Red Cross
Senior Center
Sharing & Caring
Volunteers For Literacy
Habersham County LIFT
HUB of Habersham

The United Way is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible.

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