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United Way ready to hit its goal
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Vanessa Pelfrey was a United Way prize-drawing winner for $2,000 worth of Publix groceries. From left to right are Georgia Pacific loaned associate Natalie Wiser, Superintendent Randy Shearouse, Vanessa Pelfrey, Georgia Pacific loaned associate Paul Mongin, Camille Russo, chairperson for the 2010 United Way of the Coastal Empire Campaign, Lorraine Harris of UWCE Effingham and Bonnie Dixon, director of UWCE Effingham. - photo by Photo by Calli Arnold
The United Way prize patrol made another trip to Effingham Monday afternoon to award an unsuspecting paraprofessional at Guyton Elementary.
Vanessa Pelfrey, 24, was quietly assisting a student in Debbie Tovar’s classroom when the entourage came, wielding cameras, confetti and balloons to present her $2,000 worth of gift cards to Publix, just in time for the holidays she said.
“I will probably buy Thanksgiving for my family, all the groceries for that,” said Pelfrey, who lives with her sister but says she has a lot of extended family.
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Effingham Herald.