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Will Cymbaluk shows off his Everyday Hero Award he received at the United Way’s Celebration of Heroes Thursday night at the Holiday Inn. Cymbaluk helped raise more than $16,000 for his kindergarten teacher who was going through cancer treatment. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

A celebration of local heroes

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Compassion and caring for those less fortunate was a recurring theme at Thursday night’s United Way Celebration of Heroes.

From the kindergartner  who was honored for organizing a lemonade stand to raise funds for his cancer-stricken teacher, to the basketball team members who showed their community spirit by giving a dying fan a gift of immeasurable value, those honored  by the United Way on Thursday each demonstrated their worthiness to be named heroes in different ways.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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