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Children cut the ribbon as Columbia is named one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People"

January 18, 2012 | 9:48 p.m. CST
America's Promise Alliance and ING financial services recognized Columbia as one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" for the second year in a row during a celebration at the City Council Chambers Wednesday afternoon. Columbia was awarded $2,500 was to help youth programs in Columbia. The Youth Community Coalition applied for the award and surpassed their original goal from 2008 to win this award within five years.

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