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October 7, 2004

Valdosta - A South Georgia United Way chapter is celebrating 50 years of giving.

The United Way of Lowndes County celebrated its 50th anniversary Thursday with a concert and lunch on the courthouse lawn.

In 50 years, they've given more than 22 million dollars to the community. Donations have been down the past couple of years, but they're hoping this year's campaign will be the biggest yet.

"Our goal this year is 1.2 million dollars and right now we're at about $400,000 and I'm very optimistic that we'll do well with all the support everyone's put into it," said Leigh Tolbert, Campaign Chair.

The United Way of Lowndes County serves 27 agencies with 117 different programs.

posted at 4:05 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com