Five local heroes will be honored at annual breakfast

Hometown Heroes


Five local heroes will be honored at a community breakfast in April, and the public is invited to come celebrate their contributions.
The Lebanon Area Foundation has announced that Will Christian, Lynn Boulware, Lakiah Capps, Sgt. Jason Glendenning and Trooper Tyler Zimmerman are this year’s Hometown Heroes.
LAF Administrator Melinda Fries said Friday that the recipients were chosen from a pool of more than 30 Hometown Heroes nominations for approximately 27 people.
“While everybody’s stories were really incredible, these four stood out this year to our selection committee,” Fries stated. “...I suppose the stories really spoke to our hearts, especially the stories of people inspiring others to do wonderful things, to give of themselves, to encourage each other, and I think that now more than ever people need to hear the positives of our community, and they need to see our hometown heroes.”
According to a press release from the LAF, Lebanon R-3 Activities Director Will Christian was chosen as an Education Hometown Hero for positively impacting players and students by teaching respect, community, education and the value of hard work.
Boulware was chosen as a Community Volunteer Hometown Hero for dedicating her time to assisting senior citizens and low-income families with tax preparation and for “going above and beyond” as a volunteer for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aid program.
Lakiah Capps was chosen as a Youth Inspiration Hometown Hero for his strength and perseverance in overcoming obstacles faced after a life-altering accident and for being an inspiration and a role model to others, the release said.
Missouri State Highway Patrolmen Sgt. Jason Glendenning and Trooper Tyler Zimmerman were jointly chosen as Lifesaver Hometown Heroes for saving multiple people during a flooding event on the Niangua River.
For the complete article, see the Weekend print edition of The Daily Record, or view the e-Edition online.
Glendenning and Zimmerman photos courtesy of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Other photos are courtesy of Donna Karch of Karch Photography and Graphic Design


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