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Fairmont State decorates tree for United Way fundraiser

Fairmont State representatives decorate treeOn November 20, representatives from Fairmont State University collaborated with the Tygart Valley United Way and Pierpont Community and Technical College for their Giving Tree fundraiser. They gathered in the Middletown Commons to decorate a miniature Christmas tree that will be available for auction. All proceeds will benefit the Tygart Valley United Way.

“We are always excited to collaborate with the Tygart Valley United Way, but this fundraiser is especially fun,” said Fairmont State President Dr. Mike Davis. “We are a public university, so it’s important for us to engage with our community through events like this. Not only is our tree helping out a great cause, but it also represents Fairmont State and our commitment to being a public resource.”

Other local businesses and schools that contributed their own trees to the fundraiser include Pierpont Community and Technical College, Zion Assembly Church of God, Fairmont Senior High School, Studio Z Beauty Salon, MVB Bank, Adams Office Supply, East Fairmont High School, White Hall Spirits & The Flower Barn and North Marion High School.

“We are so thankful to the businesses and sponsors for participating in this fundraiser to support our community campaign,” said United Way CEO Brett White. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to bring together local businesses, charitable giving, and holiday spirit.”

The trees include items like gift cards, clothing, decor, non-perishable food items, beverages and more. Each tree can be viewed in person on display in the Middletown Commons Lobby.

To win a tree participants must cast a vote for their favorite tree. Each vote is a chance to be selected as the winner. One vote costs $5 and multiple votes can be cast for multiple trees. To cast a vote, visit the United Way’s fundraising website or text TREE to 40403. Votes can be cast until December 11.