News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 17, 2014

United Day for United Way off to a chilly yet cheery start this morning


The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Celebrity gas pumpers are greeting customers at Baesler's Market on Poplar Street in Terre Haute, where they will fill your vehicle's gas tank and wash away the wintry grime from your windows. Drop off sites began accepting donations for the United Way of the Wabash Valley at 7 a.m. today; the one-day fundraising effort continues until 7 p.m.

The temperature displayed this morning on the sign at Baesler's Market in Terre Haute, where United Day for United Way is off to a blistering start, is anything but scorching!

That's not deterring the group of dedicated volunteers roof-sitting atop the grocery to raise funds. Among that group is B.J. Riley, publisher of the Tribune-Star, who snapped a photo from his "crows nest" view.

Undeterred by today's frigid temperatures, Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett bundled up and climbed aboard a bucket truck, which lifted him to the roof of Baesler's Market, where he read a proclamation on United Day for United Way. The fundraiser for the United Way continues until 7 p.m. today.