(Farmington) Just over five thousand dollars was collected Thursday night at Twin Oaks Winery outside of Farmington during a Girls Night Out celebration for the United Way of St. Francois County. In addition, hundreds of toys were collected for the Season of Hope program through the St. Francois County Community Partnership. Bill Bunch is the director of that group and he says these donations provide a great boost to their efforts.

Jackie Berry is the organizer of Girls Night Out. In addition to thanking everyone who came out, she also wanted to pay tribute to the Hutson family.

The United Way of St. Francois County hopes to help support close to 30 not for profit organizations within the county.  Hear more about Girls Night out below.