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We had a great time at the United Way's Campaign Kickoff Carnival!

The event was moved to Abe & Jake's at the last minute because of the gloomy, rainy weather in Lawrence, but a good crowd still turned out for carnival games and food. Baby Jay made an appearance! (And took a picture with a little kid in our pirate cut-out! We're waiting for a better picture to share.)

Our bag toss games kept a bunch of kids entertained in the corner.  We handed out a few free Sandbar t-shirts, too. Everyone at the event got free Live United t-shirts, and then the crowd gathered in the main area for a group photo.

Some of us are a little disappointed that the venue change meant there wouldn't be a pie-throwing contest. Dave was volunteered to be a target, and we found out earlier today that Friday bartender Phil was also going to be in it. Someone was watching out for them!

Here's a few pictures of us clowning around at the event.


If you've been around Dave much, you know how he likes to take these circle group photos. We all put our clown noses on to pose for a picture, and then we took turns in the pirate and mermaid cut-outs.

We're proud to be a part of community events like these.

United Way of Douglas County Kickoff Carnival

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.