Decatur Honors 2013 Hometown Heroes

Posted by Decaturish.com December 6, 2013
The 2013 Decatur Hometown Heroes with four city commission members. (Photo by Roger Easley)

The 2013 Decatur Hometown Heroes with four city commission members. (Photo by Roger Easley)

The 2013 Decatur Hometown Heroes were recognized Tuesday night at a meeting of the Decatur Business Association.

The City of Decatur website defines a hometown hero as “that person who works hard, often behind the scenes, to make our community a better place to live and work.”

The new winners are:

• Kristin Allin, for her contributions to the Wylde Center and the Decatur Farm to Schools program;

• Richard Blackwell and Lee Goldsmith, for being champions for the Decatur Dog Park;

• Kurt Buchsteiner, for volunteering at a variety of city events; Jack Jackman, for helping with the city visitors center;

• Tamara Jones, for volunteer work with A Season of Giving/Christmas Decatur;

• Diane Loupe, a volunteer at many events and a leader in the Decatur High community garden;

• Lucia Pawloski, for work with the Decatur Farm to Schools program;

• Nia Schooler, for efforts at improving the arts in the schools and the community in Decatur;

• Amy Weaver, for organizing the Salute to Veterans project at the Decatur City Cemetery.

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