19th Annual Touchstone Award Ceremony

By KBJR News 1

October 30, 2013 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 9:33 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Nonprofit groups throughout the Northland were honored on Tuesday by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation for their efforts to give back to our region.

The 19th annual Touchstone Award Ceremony highlighted the generosity and commitment of four Northland programs which enhance the quality of life for people throughout the area.

One of the four programs honored was the UMD Fine Arts' Voyageurs Program, which allows Duluth middle school students to work with college graduates to produce musical performances about healthy lifestyles and bullying prevention.

"To be recognized for impacting our community through an arts based educational musical theatre program is significant for us, because in the school of fine arts, we believe that the arts have power to transform," said Kathy Neff of the UMD Voyageurs Program.

The other programs that were given awards included the Superior Hiking Trail Association's Two Harbors to Duluth project, the Myers-Wilkins Elementary School's Community School Collaborative program, and the Arrowhead Regional Correction's Juvenile Detention Alternatives program.

Elsa Robins