Lending a hand to those in need
Cranberry Eagle
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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.