The United Way of Fort Smith Area 2017 Campaign Kick-off and Luncheon will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, 101 N. Second St. The event signifies the official start of the 2017 fundraising campaign.

Community leaders, volunteers, agency representatives and United Way supporters will gather to celebrate the kickoff. The results of the United Way's August Pacesetter Campaign and Pacesetter Company of the Year winner will be announced.

The United Way of Fort Smith area provides funding to 34 nonprofit agencies that serve residents in Crawford, Franklin, Logan and Sebastian counties in Arkansas and LeFlore and Sequoyah counties in Oklahoma.

For information, contact marketing director Mitzy Little at or at (479) 782-1311.