The United Way of Douglas County is getting ready to kick off their annual fundraising campaign, and this year they're hosting a carnival to get the party started!

Our fearless leader Peach is the Campaign Kickoff Committee co-chair along with our friend Katy. They like to call themselves the ring leaders. And they've cooked up some great entertainment!

  • When: Thursday, September 9
  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: South Park (in case of rain, event will be at Abe & Jake's Landing)

UWDC There will be all kinds of fun stuff to do at this family-friendly event! Enjoy live music, clowns and cotton candy; take a picture with Baby Jay, and jump around in the bounce house. We're bringing our cornhole boards (custom-made by Dave!) for a bag toss tournament.

The best part? There's a pie-throwing contest. And Dave is a target. Who do you think will be first in line!

The first 500 guests will get a free Live United t-shirt, and Lawrence artist Stan Herd will be directing a huge group photo shoot at the party. Hy-Vee is providing free hot dogs and chips.

Don't miss this great community event! We're thrilled to be involved in such an important cause for Lawrence and Douglas County.

RSVP on Facebook for the event and be sure to invite your friends.

You can find the United Way of Douglas County on Facebook and on Twitter. If you tweet about the event, please use the hashtag #uwdgcokickoff.