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United Way of Effingham County Awarded Commemorative Bottle of Buffalo Trace from 6 Millionth Barrel

posted: October 15th, 2019

United Way of Effingham County is EXCITED to announce that they recently submitted an application, and was fortunate to be selected to receive one of the 400 bottles from Buffalo Trace Distillery from the 6 millionth barrel! United Way of Effingham County was selected to receive a bottle from all the applicants across the US, and received bottle #288 of #400.

A limited number of tickets will be sold for a chance to win this commemorative item! Only 200 tickets will be sold at $50 each. To purchase a ticket please contact the United Way office at (217) 342-3824 or contact a United Way Board Member. Drawing will be held on or before December 18th! You must be 21 years old to purchase a ticket.

This commemorative item contains; a bottle of Buffalo Trace whiskey from the 6 millionth barrel that has a handwritten description on it and comes packaged in a hardwood box that includes a piece of stave from the 6 millionth barrel and a brochure explaining the significance of this historic barrel!

Funds raised will go to the 2019 campaign to help raise money for the 22 local partner agencies; Altamont After School Program, Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters (Mid Illinois), Boy Scouts – Lincoln Trails Council, Catholic Charities, CEFS Literacy Program, CEFS Retired Sr Volunteer Program (RSVP), Child Advocacy Center of E. Central Illinois, Effingham Child Development Center, Effingham County FISH Human Services, Effingham County Search & Rescue, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Heartland Human Services, Meals on Wheels of CEFS, One Hope United, Oneighty, SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies), Senior Services of Effingham County, STAR (Strategic Training and Restoration), SWAN (Stopping Woman Abuse Now) and the Unit 40 Mentoring Program.