Since 2012, our dancers have worked diligently to help raise over $870,000 for United Way of Gordon County. In 2017, United Way introduced their first teen show: Mohawk Presents Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars GETS SCHOOLED. Starting in 2018, several aspects of the show changed. The 7th annual DWTS event was held at the Calhoun Performing Arts Center and all the proceeds went to United Way of Gordon County. In the GETS SCHOOLED era, United Way of Gordon County has provided over $30,000 in scholarship dollars to participants. Dancing with the Stars is held in May.
The popular downtown event, Food Trucks & Friends began in August of 2017 as a partnership between the United Way of Gordon County Young Leaders Society (YLS Gordon County) and the Downtown Development Authority (Downtown Calhoun). This event is normally hosted in the Spring and Summer.
A true community event, the Unity Run is an annual 5K that is for a great cause: United Way of Gordon County. The race begins at Gordon Central High School and ends in Downtown Calhoun. So, join your friends, neighbors, and family members for Unity Run XXVI September 24, 2019, 1K Kid’s Run 5:00 & 5K Run/Walk at 6:30. Buses run before the race from downtown Calhoun to Gordon Central. Participants must park downtown before the race and ride the buses to Gordon Central. The Unity Run takes place on the last Tuesday of September.
United Way of Gordon County, Voluntary Action Center (VAC), Gordon Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Walmart, and students from the Calhoun City and Gordon County Schools chorus departments have partnered together to sing at Walmart. For many years the choruses sing for toys. This Christmas tradition continues and works well for Gordon County. Families and friends join the fun of listening to the children sing Christmas music. As the second generation of performers shares their songs, many of their parents are reminded of the times they too sang for toys. The EMS volunteers will be outside Walmart collecting toys or contributions for the VAC's Christmas toy program. This event happens each year in December at the Calhoun Walmart located at 450 W. Belmont Dr., Calhoun, GA 30701.