Upper Valley Young Professionals board chair Markell Ripps, left, welcomes Hannah Preston and Sukriti Raut to the group's holiday party and canned food drive at the Norwich Inn on Dec. 15. Both Preston and Raut live in Lebanon and work as analysts for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. (Nancy Nutile-McMenemy photograph, photosbynanci@comcast.net)

Upper Valley Young Professionals board chair Markell Ripps, left, welcomes Hannah Preston and Sukriti Raut to the group’s holiday party and canned food drive at the Norwich Inn on Dec. 15. Both Preston and Raut live in Lebanon and work as analysts for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. (Nancy Nutile-McMenemy photograph, photosbynanci@comcast.net)

Miss Vermont USA Madison Cota, of Bellows Falls, Vt., poses for a picture at the Upper Valley Young Professionals holiday party and canned food drive at the Norwich Inn on Dec. 15 with her mother, Jennifer, center, who works at King Arthur Flour, and Angela Nelson, right, who lives in Croydon and is an accountant at AM Peisch in Lebanon. Cota is a social media manager at LaSalle College. (Nancy Nutile-McMenemy photograph, photosbynanci@comcast.net)

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