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2013 person of the year: Ruth Harrington

She never sought public recognition.

All Ruth Harrington wanted to do when she started organizing luncheons to raise money for scholarships at Central Washington University was build better relationships within the community while promoting a worthy cause.

Forty years later, she is regarded as an influential, albeit unassuming, force within the community she loves — and not just because of the scholarship luncheon program that has now raised nearly $900,000.

Read more about Ruth Harrington in the Daily Record.