Helping hands

091813_uwevent-1With a last-minute assist from five downtown Stillwater visitors, United Way of Washington County-East and United Way of St. Croix Valley in Hudson had enough volunteers to stretch hand-in-hand across the Lift Bridge sidewalk from the Minnesota to Wisconsin sides of the St. Croix River Saturday morning. The event kicked off the United Way September fund-raising effort in the Valley and replicated a similar event 24 years ago.