UWJC Events & News
One of United Way of Jasper County's most popular fundraising events is back and has a fun Halloween twist.
UWJC's Halloween VIP Bingo - sponsored by Kinetic Edge in Newton & Colfax, and Megan Meyer, Newton Realtor - will be on Thursday, Oct. 14. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo will begin around 6:30 p.m. and will take place at Colfax Historical Society Event Center, 900 N. Walnut St. in Colfax
The event will feature Very Impressive Prizes, Halloween decorations and themed bingo games, yummy treats, the return of the punch board and prizes for best costume (costumes encouraged but not a necessity). The new venue will allow for more participants and BYOB is welcome.
Cost is $40 and includes bingo, dauber, treats and non-alcoholic beverages. The event is for adults.
Purchase tickets at UWJC office or online at
HALLOWEEN VIP BINGO:
When: Thursday, Oct. 14
Doors open: 5:30 p.m.
Hauntingly Good Happy Hour: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Halloween Bingo: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Colfax Historical Society Event Center, 900 North Walnut St. in Colfax
Admission: $40 (+$2 online processing fee)
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy - Colfax & Newton
Learn more at: https://www.kineticedgept.com/
Megan Meyer - Realtor - Iowa Realty
Eye Care Center of Newton
Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton
United Ways across Iowa - including United Way of Jasper County - have come together to create a 21-Day Equity Challenge to raise awareness about the particular ways racism, discrimination, and inequities affect our state. The self-guided online journey runs from September 1 - 30, 2021, and is completely free and open to anyone.
No matter where an individual is at in their personal journey of understanding — the content and activities will inspire a more deep reflection about personal attitudes and behavior, the experiences of other Iowans, and powerful opportunities for change.
The content for each topic was curated by a curriculum committee composed of representatives from multiple United Ways in Iowa who are equity experts or have lived experience with prejudice and discrimination. Daily topics include:
From September 1 - 30, participants will receive an email each weekday about a specific topic, with links to videos, articles, podcasts, and more. Participants should plan to spend 15 - 30 minutes on each daily topic.
Organizers have worked hard to provide a range of content from multiple perspectives, designed for different learning styles. Consider engaging with at least one piece of content each day, and use the journaling questions to reflect on what has been learned — or discuss it with others.
To be a part of this special, free event, register today at https://go.uweci.org/iowa-equity-challenge