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Local agency to benefit from UI-sponsored drawing at United Way booth

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- One of Johnson County's 39 United Way agencies will get a $1,000 boost thanks to a drawing sponsored by University of Iowa.

Visitors to the United Way of Johnson County booth at the Iowa City/Coralville Chamber of Commerce Business Fair Feb. 7-8 can register and cast a vote for the agency they would like to support. This year's business fair, "Celebrate Success," with a Mardi Gras theme, will be at Carver Hawkeye Arena, Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Celebrate Success by Celebrating Community" is the theme of the United Way booth, which will feature free silhouette drawings of children.

The winner will be drawn at the next meeting of United Way agency directors Monday, Feb. 23.