Straight from the Heart, United Way’s ninth Annual Dinner Party and Auction celebrates community spirit in action. Over 220 people gathered at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, to enjoy amazing food and wine and participate in a silent and live auction to raise money in support of United Way’s mission: to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. Emcees Nancy Leson and Dick Stein from KNKX 88.5’s Food for Thought segment were joined on stage by Jeff Kingsbury of Stokes Auction Group, Seattle. Keynotes included United Way’s new executive director Chris Wells and United Way’s board president Liz Davis. The evening was both fun and successful.