The Fayette Red Cross is honoring some local heroes.
The American Red Cross in Fayette have announced those who will be honored at the 2013 Hometown Heroes Award and Breakfast Ceremony to be held Tuesday, April 16 at the Mahan Building in Washington C.H.
Event ticket prices are $20 and table sponsors are $250, both include breakfast. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Red Cross in Fayette County. For more information, call the American Red Cross at 335-3101.
Adult Hero: Robin Beekman- A selfless and dedicated community minded person who belongs to to several organizations whether it be youth, civic, political or religious activities. Robin doesn't’t just belong to these organizations she is very active with the organizations she is part of, often you see her deliver flowers, then go make a meal for someone in need and then dressing up and playing the part of a groundhog! Along with this she is the first one to offer a helping hand when a friend is in need. She is always looking out for the better of others.
Board of Director’s Award: Jim Garland – A generous man who gives his credit to his faith to be able to do for others. He is always there to help one in need. Jim is involved in many organizations and believes that all should work together for the better of the community. He is a volunteer fireman and a Trustee for the Concord Green Township, a member of the Good Hope Lions Club, along with several other organizations and clubs. Jim has been there to help countless folks with things such as helping a family after a fire with demoing the remains of their burnt home or taking a neighbor to church. He gets great joy in serving others.
Education Hero: Louis Reid – A committed and caring physical education teacher, a boy’s wrestling and girl’s track coach who gives of himself daily. His goal is to have a positive effect on the lives of those he comes in contact with. In the classroom he is concerned and passionate about getting kids to be healthy physically and to make healthy lifestyle decisions. As a coach he sacrifices much of his time and efforts to give to the athletes. Louis demonstrates leadership through action and example. His goal is to produce future leaders of Washington Court House to give back to our community by leading by his own example.
Lifetime Achievement Hero: Dale Lynch – Motto “It takes a village to raise a child” he demonstrates this every day of his life. He has over the last four decades serve as an educator, coach, athletic director, and volunteers with the Washington City Schools and his church. One of the many things that Dale has done is with his great concern over those in poverty he gathered representatives from four or five churches to help form a plan that eventually led to the opening of The Well. Dale still works and overseas a host of volunteers at The Well. You can find Dale volunteering in many areas in our community.
Workplace Hero: Tonya Nelson – Hired to address and alleviate truancy and attendance issues of the most at risk students for the Washington City School District. However she goes above that and helps students to brake down the barriers for many of the children and their families dealing with economical and emotional situations. She concentrates on helping solve issues for families such as: transportation, getting school supplies, homework help, needed toiletries, glasses, food and other necessities in order for the students to be better ready to learn. When asked how she feels about her job, she replies “I am so lucky I have the coolest job in the world, I am so blessed.”
Youth Hero: Riley Evans – A young man who has admirable character and is committed to serving his community. As a Boy Scout he has assisted with Annual Postal Carrier Food Drive, American Red Cross fire canvassing delivering door to door Community Disaster Education pieces to homes that are at risk for fires and other natural disasters. Along with this Riley serves on many color guards at community parades and opening ceremonies. In hopes to create and enhance our environment he worked on a service project for his Eagle Scout rank to construct wildlife houses and have placed them throughout the Shaw Wetlands and local biking trails in the Tri-County area. Also he is an active 4-H member, camp counselor, Teen Leadership Council, and a co-chair for a community service projected tilted “Is a Text Worth a Life?” He is a great student and fellow role model and community volunteer.
The 8th Annual Hometown Heroes event will honor these tremendous citizens who have dedicated their time and energy to improve the lives of others within our community. These heroes have worked tirelessly to better Fayette County and this event serves as an opportunity for all of us in the community to show just how appreciated their works are. Event tickets are $20 and table sponsors are $250 both include breakfast. Proceeds from the event will benefit the work of the American Red Cross in Fayette County. For more details and information, call the American Red Cross at 335-3101.