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Jefferson Award Winner to Represent La Crosse Area in Washington, D.C.

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)  Twelve local volunteers attended a dinner in their honor with families and friends in attendance.

Those twelve people are Jefferson Award winners, nominated for their commitment to community service.

They spent the evening at Piggy's Restaurant, learning more about one another and how their efforts contribute to the quality of life in the La Crosse area.

WXOW sponsors the Jefferson Awards locally along with Altra Federal Credit Union. 

During the banquet, each monthly Jefferson Award winner was recognized.  Then, one was chosen to represent the La Crosse area in Washington, D.C.

This year's overall winner is David Russell.  Russell is a lawyer in La Crosse who was nominated for his work establishing a free legal clinic in the city.  Russell will travel to Washington in June.

Last year, John Young made the trip.  He received the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for outstanding community service benefiting local communities.

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