SIOUX CITY | Former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa will be the featured speaker Saturday at a Woodbury County Democratic Party fundraiser named for the late Harry Hopkins.

The event, called the first annual Harry Hopkins Democratic Dinner and Celebration, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Howard Johnson hotel, 707 Fourth St.

Hopkins was born in Sioux City and became a key adviser to President Franklin Roosevelt during the recovery from the Great Depression and during World War II. Hopkins led the Works Progress Administration efforts that built improvements in Sioux City, including the Grandview Park bandshell and some structures in Stone State Park.

For more information on the dinner, visit www.woodburydems.com or call 712-898-8718.

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County and education reporter

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