Residents invited to ‘Dine United’ and help a good cause

Published 12:13 pm Sunday, August 28, 2016

Area residents are being invited to Dine United as a way to help the United Way of Elizabethton/Carter County raise funds to support community organizations.
“We’ve got a number of local restaurants who have agreed to hold fundraisers for us in the month of September,” said Josh McKinney, the Community Impact Coordinator for United Way of Elizabethton/Carter County. “Some of them are all day and others are at specific times.”
The local United Way has held fundraisers like this in the past and McKinney said he hopes to continue the event.
“We’re planning on doing this every year, or possibly twice a year if there are more restaurants who would like to come on board,” McKinney said. “We’re so grateful here to have a lot of restaurants who truly support United Way.”
On the days and times set by the restaurants, a portion of the proceeds from sales to diners who mention United Way will be donated to the agency.
“All the community has to do is eat like they normally would and tell their server or cashier that they support United Way,” McKinney said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for us.
“It’s really a win-win situation,” he added. “You’re supporting local restaurants and keeping money in Carter County while also helping local residents get the assistance they need through local agencies who receive support from United Way.”
The following local restaurants will be taking part in the Dine United event during September:
• Primo’s — Sept. 5 — All Day
• J’s Corner — Sept. 6 — 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
• Bojangles — Sept. 6 — 5-8 p.m.
• Dino’s Restaurant — Sept. 7 —All Day
• Hardee’s — Sept. 8 — 5-8 p.m.
• LoneStar Steakhouse — Sept. 9 — All Day
• Primo’s — Sept. 11 — 4-9 p.m.
• Zaxby’s — Sept. 20 — 5-8 p.m.
Remember to tell your server or cashier that you support United Way.
For more information on the event or on United Way and its services, contact the United Way of Elizabethton/Carter County at 423-543-6975.

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