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Trio recognized for humanitarian efforts
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Riding The Strip has led to three local philanthropists being recognized as Humanitarians of the Year by the McMinnville Noon Exchange Club.This year, the 2013-14 Humanitarian of the Year Award recognized Back to The Strip organizers Chris Terry, Mary Walker and Joey Clark. The event, which is held annually the first Saturday in May, attracts thousands of people who ride The Strip and sit and mingle.Along with being a festive event and a trip down memory lane, Back to The Strip raises money to benefit the local Meals on Wheels program, which seeks to feed the elderly and shut-ins who might otherwise go hungry. The event has raised thousands in donations and tons of non-perishable food items.“This is a wonderful thing they are doing for our community,” said Noon Exchange Club new president Ashley Wright in presenting the award.