Lending a hand to those in need
January 1, 2013
Throughout 2012, thousands of Butler County residents gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to make other people’s lives better. These donations came from a variety of fundraising events such as dinners, raffles, club activities, and months-long campaigns. Here is a sampling of the kind of fundraising that occurred this year. ✓ Jan. 1 — $4,000 HARMONY — About 75 people raised more than $4,000 for the Zelienople-Harmony Friends of the Park by jumping into the freezing Connoquenessing Creek. ✓ Jan. 28 — $3,900 EVANS CITY — The BASF Chili Open golf tournament, sponsored by the Evans City Lions Club, raised more than $3,900 for EDCO Park. ✓ Feb. 22 — $210,000 CRANBERRY TWP — About 430 people attended The Heart Ball hosted by The American Heart Association, Beaver Butler Counties division, and raised about $210,000. ✓ Aug. 31 — $1,000 CRANBERRY TWP — Sisters Jordan Henne, 9, and Rachel Henne, 7, raised more than $1,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by hosting a small festival at their home. ✓ Oct. 14 — $4,000 ADAMS TWP — The Mars Rod and Gun Club held a Shoot for the Lake benefit for the Glade Run Lake Conservancy. ✓ Nov. 6 — $17,000 JACKSON TWP — The Seneca Valley Foundation, created in March, raised about $17,000 from donations.