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Chairwoman Johanna Gustafsson, Girl of the Year Zandy Sanders, Chairman Chris Pinckney and “She Knows Where She’s Going” honoree Lisa Walsh

25th annual Celebration Luncheon

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 |

Chairwoman Johanna Gustafsson, Girl of the Year Zandy Sanders, Chairman Chris Pinckney and “She Knows Where She’s Going” honoree Lisa Walsh

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Johanna Gustafsson, Zandy Sanders, Chris Pinckney

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 |

Johanna Gustafsson, Zandy Sanders, Chris Pinckney

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Zandy Sanders and Lisa Walsh pose together in the giant Observer front page cut out.

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 |

Zandy Sanders and Lisa Walsh pose together in the giant Observer front page cut out.

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Susan Jones and Kay Mathers

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Susan Jones and Kay Mathers

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Zandy Sanders and Marion Moss

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Zandy Sanders and Marion Moss

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Shayla Brown, Zandy Sanders, Marion Moss and Gabrielle Holt

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Shayla Brown, Zandy Sanders, Marion Moss and Gabrielle Holt

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Steve Seidensticker and Zandy Sanders

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Steve Seidensticker and Zandy Sanders

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Zandy Sanders, Steve Seidensticker and Shayla Brown

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Zandy Sanders, Steve Seidensticker and Shayla Brown

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Caitlin Fritzsching, mayor of Dream Harbor, and Tracey Davis

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Caitlin Fritzsching, mayor of Dream Harbor, and Tracey Davis

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Cazandra, Alison and Shaiya show off their shark hats.

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Cazandra, Alison and Shaiya show off their shark hats.

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A tower of delicious cake balls made by the Sweet Doctors.

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 |

A tower of delicious cake balls made by the Sweet Doctors.

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Lili, Mia and Amarria handed out samples.

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 |

Lili, Mia and Amarria handed out samples.

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Girls from Girls Inc. get together for a group photo at the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 |

Girls from Girls Inc. get together for a group photo at the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

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Girls from Girls Inc. get together for a group photo at the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 |

Girls from Girls Inc. get together for a group photo at the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

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Sue Schell and Jennifer Showalter

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Sue Schell and Jennifer Showalter

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Lynn Kelly and Lydia Cappas

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Lynn Kelly and Lydia Cappas

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Janice Ryan, Kathy Emery, Debbie LaMarca and Jackie Torciollo

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Janice Ryan, Kathy Emery, Debbie LaMarca and Jackie Torciollo

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Bill and Mary Lou Johnson

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Bill and Mary Lou Johnson

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Sheridan, Audrey Coleman and Chloe

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Sheridan, Audrey Coleman and Chloe

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Rheann hands Susan Dweck her bag of goods she bought while at the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

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Rheann hands Susan Dweck her bag of goods she bought while at the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

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Jennifer Compton and Sherry Watts

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Jennifer Compton and Sherry Watts

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Jan and Taylor Destasio

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Jan and Taylor Destasio

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Claudia, Zuleima and Michelle with decorated piggy banks

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Claudia, Zuleima and Michelle with decorated piggy banks

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Diane Gillo and Kim Schebel

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Diane Gillo and Kim Schebel

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Siobhan interviews Judi Bell while Star runs the camera.

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Siobhan interviews Judi Bell while Star runs the camera.

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Susan Jones and Dr. Myra McPherson

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 |

Susan Jones and Dr. Myra McPherson

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Johanna Gustafsson, Zandy Sanders, Susan Jones and Chris Pinckney

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 |

Johanna Gustafsson, Zandy Sanders, Susan Jones and Chris Pinckney

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Cecily and Emily Harris

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 |

Cecily and Emily Harris

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Wendy Babb, Diane Stabile, Katherine Villegas, Connor Tucker and Caryl Kaplan

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 |

Wendy Babb, Diane Stabile, Katherine Villegas, Connor Tucker and Caryl Kaplan

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Kristy Cail and Vanessa Opstal

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Kristy Cail and Vanessa Opstal

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Tammy Lloyd and Marisa Monroe

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Tammy Lloyd and Marisa Monroe

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Paula Ippolito and Christine Hawke

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Paula Ippolito and Christine Hawke

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Lisa Walsh and Miqui Lora

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Lisa Walsh and Miqui Lora

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Terri and Michael Klauber with Ceara Crews

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Terri and Michael Klauber with Ceara Crews

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Sally Schule and Joel Ellzey

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Sally Schule and Joel Ellzey

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Rachel and Donna Ogilvie

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Rachel and Donna Ogilvie

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Domino Villino and Stan Fulton

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Domino Villino and Stan Fulton

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Annie Bauer and Tracee Murphy

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Annie Bauer and Tracee Murphy

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Jeanne Graham, Laurie Wilbur, Kathy Seider and Lauren Graham

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Jeanne Graham, Laurie Wilbur, Kathy Seider and Lauren Graham

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Nikki and Jim Nilon

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Nikki and Jim Nilon

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Gwen Kruse, Cears Crew, Terri Klauber and Michael Klauber with Girls Inc. girls Alison, Jolissa, Cazandra, Shaiya and Mikayla Klauber

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Gwen Kruse, Cears Crew, Terri Klauber and Michael Klauber with Girls Inc. girls Alison, Jolissa, Cazandra, Shaiya and Mikayla Klauber

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Johanna Gustafsson with her parents, Birgit and Kennerth Gustafsson

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Johanna Gustafsson with her parents, Birgit and Kennerth Gustafsson

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Carol Goodkin and Michelle Bodnar

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Carol Goodkin and Michelle Bodnar

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Lauren Glassman and Kelsey Alholm

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Lauren Glassman and Kelsey Alholm

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Jamie Jalwan and Debbi Benedict

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Jamie Jalwan and Debbi Benedict

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Doug Torretta and Kim Davis

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Doug Torretta and Kim Davis

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Terri Klauber and Beth Knopik

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Terri Klauber and Beth Knopik

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Lynn Rasys and Fran Lambert

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Lynn Rasys and Fran Lambert

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Kathy Konitsch and Cheryl Ballinger

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Kathy Konitsch and Cheryl Ballinger

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Pavita Ciavardone, Marta Roy and Jill Mathers

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Pavita Ciavardone, Marta Roy and Jill Mathers

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Dawnyelle Singleton, Taylor Collins and Lindsey Nickel

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Dawnyelle Singleton, Taylor Collins and Lindsey Nickel

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Barbara Finn, Barbara Glanz and Gail Shane

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Barbara Finn, Barbara Glanz and Gail Shane

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Pamela Pete, Zandy Sanders, Shakeyla Dozier and Aaliyah Patha

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Pamela Pete, Zandy Sanders, Shakeyla Dozier and Aaliyah Patha

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“She Knows Where She’s Going” honoree Lisa Walsh with Dex and Kate Honea, Matt Walsh and Emily Walsh at Celebration Luncheon

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“She Knows Where She’s Going” honoree Lisa Walsh with Dex and Kate Honea, Matt Walsh and Emily Walsh at Celebration Luncheon

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Caitlin Fritzsching, Mayor of Dream Harbor

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 |

Caitlin Fritzsching, Mayor of Dream Harbor

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Chairs Chris Pinckney and Johanna Gustafsson

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 |

Chairs Chris Pinckney and Johanna Gustafsson

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The dessert featured a piece of white chocolate with the Girls Inc. logo.

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The dessert featured a piece of white chocolate with the Girls Inc. logo.

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McLain and Kay Mathers

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McLain and Kay Mathers

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Claudia Cardillo and Jim Schnell

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Claudia Cardillo and Jim Schnell

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Kayla tries a taste of white chocolate.

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Kayla tries a taste of white chocolate.

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Shayla Brown, 2012 Girl of the Year, introduces the 2013 honoree.

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Shayla Brown, 2012 Girl of the Year, introduces the 2013 honoree.

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Shayla Brown passes down her Girls Inc. bracelet to Zandy Sanders.

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Shayla Brown passes down her Girls Inc. bracelet to Zandy Sanders.

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Zandy Sanders became emotional on stage after receiving the bracelet and looking out into the crowd of over 800 people.

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Zandy Sanders became emotional on stage after receiving the bracelet and looking out into the crowd of over 800 people.

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Zandy Sanders speaks to the crowd at the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

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Zandy Sanders speaks to the crowd at the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

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Dr. Myra McPherson comforts Shakeyla Dozier, Sanders’ mom, while Sanders talked about how inspirational her mother and grandmother have been in her life.

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Dr. Myra McPherson comforts Shakeyla Dozier, Sanders’ mom, while Sanders talked about how inspirational her mother and grandmother have been in her life.

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Zandy Sanders and Shayla Brown

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Zandy Sanders and Shayla Brown

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Katherine Villegas speaks to the crowd about how much she enjoys being a Girls Inc. girl.

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Katherine Villegas speaks to the crowd about how much she enjoys being a Girls Inc. girl.

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Gabrielle Holt talks to the crowd about her time at Girls Inc.

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Gabrielle Holt talks to the crowd about her time at Girls Inc.

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There were more than 800 people that attended the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

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There were more than 800 people that attended the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

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Nancy Cason was a member of Girls Inc. 25 years ago.

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Nancy Cason was a member of Girls Inc. 25 years ago.

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Gabrielle Holt holds up her Lucille Miller Wright scholarship plaque that she was awarded by the national Girls Inc. headquarters.

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Gabrielle Holt holds up her Lucille Miller Wright scholarship plaque that she was awarded by the national Girls Inc. headquarters.

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Chairman Chris Pinckney talks about how he became involved in Girls Inc.

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Chairman Chris Pinckney talks about how he became involved in Girls Inc.

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Michael Klauber with his youngest daughter, Mikayla, talks about how important Girls Inc. has been for all three of his girls.

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Michael Klauber with his youngest daughter, Mikayla, talks about how important Girls Inc. has been for all three of his girls.

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Veronica Brady shows off all the red envelopes she collected.

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Veronica Brady shows off all the red envelopes she collected.

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Susan Jones holds up a bunch of red envelopes with donations for Girls Inc. inside.

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Susan Jones holds up a bunch of red envelopes with donations for Girls Inc. inside.

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Big pig looking piggy banks were the centerpieces at each of the tables at the luncheon.

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 |

Big pig looking piggy banks were the centerpieces at each of the tables at the luncheon.

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Payton Saturen introduces “She Knows Where She’s Going” honoree, Lisa Walsh.

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Payton Saturen introduces “She Knows Where She’s Going” honoree, Lisa Walsh.

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Ruth and David Beliles

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Ruth and David Beliles

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Lisa Walsh speaks to the crowd at the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

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Lisa Walsh speaks to the crowd at the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

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Lisa Walsh speaks to the crowd at the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

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Lisa Walsh speaks to the crowd at the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

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A table of Observer Group women at the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

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A table of Observer Group women at the 25th Celebration Luncheon.

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Lisa Walsh and Payton Saturen

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Lisa Walsh and Payton Saturen

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Emily Walsh and Lisa Walsh are the first mother and daughter to both be honored by Girls Inc.

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Emily Walsh and Lisa Walsh are the first mother and daughter to both be honored by Girls Inc.

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