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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun December 14, 2014

Pat Downs

Woman giving back through United Way of White County

It can be easy for some people to get caught up in the often hectic schedule of life, going from home to work to extracurricular activities, attempting to fill the days with productivity and positive relationships. While there is nothing wrong with a busy lifestyle, sometimes the full schedules and busy lives act as blinders to the needs in a community. For Pat Downs, knowing about and working to meet the needs of people in White County is always a priority. As executive director of the United Way of White County, Downs’ mission is to raise support for the 16 agencies under... READ MORE

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