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This fund-raising event will feature the amazing, wonderful, talented Leslie Blasing from South Padre Island, TX.  Blasing performed in 2022 for United Way and those attending fell in love with her show.  Several Merrill and surrounding Central Wisconsin “snowbirds” follow her when they are south for the winter.  Blasing has a rock-solid reputation and following as she has opened for several popular music artists.  Blasing has also received many accolades when named Best Performer in Texas. 


Major sponsors are FreMarq Innovations and Crossbridge Community Bank.  Other significant sponsors are Brickner’s Park City, Park City Credit Union, Pine Ridge Mobil, Nicolet National Bank, Geiss Meat Service, and Merrill Tool & Water Jet.  In-kind supporters are Reindl Printing, Northwoods VFW Post, Courtside Furniture and Church Mutual Insurance Company.

Tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door.  All tickets will include the concert and a tasty appetizer buffet. They will be available on Eventbrite ticket site online before the tickets get to the ticket outlets.  Eventbrite tickets usually have a small service fee.  


Advance tickets will go on sale on or about July 1, 2023, for the August 8th is United Way’s “Concert for a Cause” at the Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce, the Northwoods VFW Post, County Market in Merrill, and all four Park City Credit Union locations (Merrill, Tomahawk, Minocqua, and Rhinelander.), Festival Foods in Wausau, Merrill Foto News office, City Pages office in Wausau, and Buyers Guide office in Rhinelander. 


Make United Way your investment partner. Give what you can. If you
can give $1.00 per week, that’s $52.00 a year. Through United Way,
that can make a huge difference in our support for the 20 agency
programs that drive improvements for people. The United Way
Board is very conscientious about the funding allocations made to
the agencies which administer programs that some people can’t
live without. Open your heart and give what you can. We will insure
that your dollars are used in a positive way toward meaningful
impact when neighbors need help.

United Way is driven to make a positive difference in the Merrill area. To donate send checks to Merrill Area United Way, at P. O. Box 813, Merrill 54452. Or donate through Pay Pal on this website. For further information email us at; or call our part‐time office at 715‐536‐2016.

Merrill Area United Way

Non-Discrimination Policy –Board Adopted in 2013


The Merrill Area United Way is an organization that exists to assist the Merrill area in addressing the key impact areas of health, education and basic needs identified by United Way Worldwide, as well as community impact issues that are in the purview of the United Way organization. United Way does not discriminate, exclude, restrict or deny any person from supporting the local United Way or participating in its activities because of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, or military/veteran status.  The Merrill Area United Way strives to be open, welcoming and helpful at all times to persons who engage with this organization.

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