Decatur Honors 2013 Hometown Heroes
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.