United Way readies kickoff

The Tiffin-Seneca United Way is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of service to the Seneca County community with a lantern launch and inaugural golf outing.

From 6 p.m. to dusk Sept. 14, the United Way will be selling sky lanterns at the Jazzin’ Tiffin Festival. The lantern launch is to take place Sept. 20.

Lanterns are $5 and also are to be sold at the Heritage Festival.

The lantern launch is to kick off the 2013-2014 United Way campaign with the theme “Lighting the Way to a Brighter Future.”

The goal for the campaign is $500,000.

Orders for sky lanterns will being taken at the United Way office until Sept. 19. To purchase a sky lantern, contact the United Way office at (419) 448-0355.

United Way also plans to host an inaugural golf outing Sept. 14 at Seneca Hills Golf Course, with registration at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Registration and sponsorships for the golf outing are available before the event at the United Way office, 201 S. Washington St., by calling or visiting www.Tiffin-Seneca-unitedway.org.