LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Around 100 volunteers and supporters packed the family life center of Denman Ave. Baptist Church to kick off their 68th annual fundraising campaign.
The annual campaign raises money for 19 non-profits across the county, that were screened and then selected by the group. The group's annual goal this year is $390,000. The group admitted it is lower than the past but is still confident.
"We expect to surpass the $390,000 goal before we are through, just like we've done every year," Melissa Chumley said.
In the coming weeks, the groups progress can be tracked on their donation board in front of the Lufkin Mall.