First Bank has kicked off its 2008 Pacesetter Campaign for Harvey County United Way with the theme “Live United.” Each year, the bank adds special events to its payroll campaign to increase the amount of money raised for United Way.


First Bank has kicked off its 2008 Pacesetter Campaign for Harvey County United Way with the theme “Live United.” Each year, the bank adds special events to its payroll campaign to increase the amount of money raised for United Way.

A drawing open to the community is being held with a suggested donation of $1 per ticket. The prize is a 4GB Apple iPod Nano donated by David Sewell of SewellTech Inc. Tickets may be purchased at all First Bank locations, 128 E. Broadway, 1216 N. Main or 1404 S. Kansas in Newton and 347-A N. Old Highway 81 in Hesston. The drawing will be Sept. 5. Individuals do not need to be present to win.

A silent auction also is open to the public. Items available for bid include the following: football signed by K-State coach Ron Prince, 4GB Apple iPod Nano, mosaic fire pit, dinner for four and six prepared by Richard and Pat Denno, golf club and balls, WoodWick Diffuser, gift baskets with movie night, kitchen, candle, spa, car care, KU and scrapbooking themes, handmade holiday table runners, men’s Seiko watch, 19 inch LCD computer monitor, “Pie a Month” gift certificate, and bank filled with gold dollar coins. Bidding sheets are available at First Bank’s 128 E. Broadway location. Bids will be accepted until noon Sept. 5.

First Bank’s Cherry Limeade Sale is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Limeades will be sold for $2 each at First Bank’s 128 E. Broadway location in Newton and 347-A N. Old Highway 81 location in Hesston.

Other fund-raising items open to the public include a “Cute Baby Banker” contest and the purchase of United Way “Helping Hands.” Contact Amy Mitchell, marketing director, or Melissa Schreiber, campaign co-chairwoman, at 283-2600 or Kim Richtig, campaign co-chairwoman, at (620) 327-2600 for additional information.