People came together Thursday evening to Celebrate Volunteers. At the annual community gala in downtown Appleton, seven awards were given out to outstanding volunteers. Each received $5,000 in grant money from award sponsors to give to a favorite charity or charities, except the Youth Scholarship Award, which includes a $1,000 grant to award and a $1,500 scholarship. United Way Fox Cities' Peter Kelly was emcee. See more at celebratingvolunteers.org.