Pony Up Marysville Match Day, the annual community fundraiser, hit another high two weeks ago. More than 1,120 donations paired with matching money grew throughout the 24-hour period to total $455,497 for 53 local funds.

The event’s sixth year proved just as exciting as always. It’s become a good formula for raising community interest in giving. Early this year Marysville Community Foundation board president Jeff Crist called on several community businesses, individuals, families and organizations to build the match fund. They responded with enthusiasm, Crist said.