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Film star Jennifer Lawrence to be honored in Louisville with "Hometown Hero" banner

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Oscar winner and Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence is set to receive a new honor.

A "Hometown Hero" banner honoring Lawrence will be revealed Saturday morning at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, according to a news release.

The banner is the latest in the Greater Louisville Pride Foundation's "Louisville's Hometown Heroes" series. The banners pay tribute to famous Louisville natives and events.

Lawrence's banner was funded through efforts led by the group "The Lawrence Ladies." The group of young women created a GoFundMe site to raise money for the banner.

“I feel so lucky to be born and raised a Louisville girl,” Lawrence said in a statement. “Louisville gave me a perspective and informed my identity in a beautiful and honest way. I’m grateful for this honor and extremely humbled to join this list."

Lawrence's parents Karen and Gary said in a statement, "The Lawrence family would like to thank everyone involved in this project. We think it is so cool that the City of Louisville would honor our daughter in this way. Thank you so much."

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