The United Way of Ellis County just reached the halfway point of its campaign and needs your help. It is in its last week of the online auction for a trip for two to the Zula Nyala Resort in South Africa. That includes six nights and six days of an African photo safari for two with a minimum bid of $1,500. It does not include airfare, but there is exclusive opportunity for airfare discount through the South African Airlines. The winning bidder has up to two years to take the vacation. The trip retails for $5,950.

The second highest bidder will be granted the opportunity to take the same trip for two but will be at the price of the highest bidder.

Visit or to bid on the vacation and see more information! The auction begins closing at 9 p.m. Nov. 12.