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Sheriff will be making doughnuts

By Matthew Whittle
Published in News on December 17, 2006 2:00 AM

Like the old -- and bad -- joke, Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders will be at the Goldsboro Krispy Kreme from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday. Only this time, he will be making and serving doughnuts instead of eating them.

"Head Cop at the Doughnut Shop," Winders said. "I'm looking forward to it. The United Way is a great organization, helping the youth and the seniors out here. I like this organization. A large majority of the money they get is used here and stays here.

"I want some people to come out and give some money to them. If you're looking for an organization to give to this year that will provide some assistance to people in this area, this is it."

It's the third community reward in the United Way of Wayne County's "Bring It On" campaign, which has reached 80 percent of its $1.44 million fundraising goal with $1,152,000 in its coffers.

The campaign began about three weeks ago as a way to encourage people to contribute to the United Way, which was running behind its 2005 pace.

"We were behind our goal when we started this, and it's working. It's still climbing. It's very exciting," said Suzie Acree, community investment director for United Way.

The rewards began with State Rep. Louis Pate packing pickles at Mount Olive Pickle Co. at 60 percent and continued with Goldsboro Mayor Al King serving coffee at Starbucks at 70 percent.

King is apparently throwing down the gauntlet, challenging Winders to be as fast and efficient with his doughnuts as he was with his coffee.

"I heard the Mayor was going to call the Sheriff and dare him to try and get more tips than he did," Mrs. Acree said.

King raised $133 during his hour at Starbucks. All of it went to the United Way.

Once the campaign reaches 90 percent, Cincinnati Reds manager and Goldsboro resident Jerry Narron will read to children during storyhour at the Wayne County Public Library's Goldsboro branch. At 100 percent, Hulse will jump out of a plane at 14,000 feet -- with a parachute.

They're hoping to wrap up the campaign by Jan. 6 -- the date Hulse has reserved for his skydiving adventure.

"We are fully confident we're going to get there, but we need everybody to dig real deep right now because the higher we go, the harder it is to get to that next benchmark," Mrs. Acree said.

United Way donations can be dropped off at the United Way office on William Street or at one of several locations in Wayne County -- the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce or RBC Centura Bank on Spence Avenue.

They can also be mailed to the United Way office, 308 N. William St., Goldsboro, N.C. 27530.