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2017 Pay It Forward Person of the Year – Marie DeVries

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jan 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-25 19:07:19-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - 2017 was a great year of great stories and Thursday we honor those who have been recognized in our Pay It Forward series.

The 2017 Pay It Forward Luncheon will honor all these great stories at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.

Here are the twelve Pay It Forward monthly winners from 2017:

Nominate someone for a Pay It Forward award in 2018 at this link.

The 2017 Pay It Forward Person of the Year is Marie DeVries!

The individual category winners are:

  • Charity of the Year - Kids' Food Basket
  • Business of the Year - Allied Business Services
  • Police Officer of the Year - Deputy Mandy Trevino, Kent County
  • Firefighter of the Year - Jim Gonzales, Grand Rapids
  • Teacher of the Year - Beth Kiurski, Black River Public School in Holland
  • Veteran of the Year - Chris Priest