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United Way of Becker County Director LuAnn Porter, left, congratulates Roosevelt Elementary teacher Becky Williams on receiving the Everyday Adult Hero Award Thursday at the United Way Heroes celebration.

United Way names heroes; celebrates 25th birthday

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The room was filled with inspiration and community appreciation Thursday night as the United Way celebrated 25 years in Detroit Lakes, honoring do-gooders in the past year, as well as those since the inception of the organization.


The ceremony, which is typically held over a lunch hour with sandwiches, was taken up a notch this year, with hor d'ouevres and music at the Speak Easy and nearly 200 attendees to watch the big winners take the stage.

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