Citizens seek ‘Our Hometown Heroes’Whatever the deed, big or small, members of the Citizens Fourth of July committee are hoping to hear about it.
By: Shelley Nelson, The Daily Telegram
Maybe a teacher rocked your world and made a difference in your life.
Maybe a parent sacrificed to help you achieve a dream.
Maybe the teen down the block faithfully shovels out your walk after the snow falls or keeps your lawn mowed in the summer.
Or, maybe you know someone who pours their spare time into helping others and making Superior a better place to live.
Whatever the deed, big or small, members of the Citizens Fourth of July committee are hoping to hear about it.
This year’s theme for the annual July 4 parade is “Our Hometown Heroes,” and committee members know they’re out there.
“What we’re looking for is the community to come up with the person,” said Judy Pinkoski, a founding member of the committee that plans the annual July 4 festivities. “We’d like them to submit letters to the committee nominating someone and why they are a hometown hero. It could be anybody. It’s open to anybody.”
Pinkoski said it could be a firefighter, a police officer or a soldier, but the hero could also be a teacher, a parent, a neighbor, an athlete.
“It’s just somebody who makes our community better,” she said. “We as individuals — our small committee — doesn’t know who is outstanding in our community, but somebody in our community does. It could be anyone who makes our community a better place. There are lots of ideas out there.”
In fact, it could be more than one person who stands out for their contributions, she said.
The committee is asking residents to write a letter nominating a person, and explaining why they consider that person a hometown hero.
Nominations should be mailed to the Citizens Fourth of July Committee, P.O. Box 1085, Superior, WI 54880. Mark the envelope “Hometown Hero nomination.”
People have until April 30 to nominate their hero.
Once the nominations are in, the committee plans to review the letters and select the best candidates. The selected nominee or nominees would then be asked to serve as the grand marshal during the annual parade. If three or four stand out, Pinkoski said they could all be asked to serve as this year’s grand marshals.
Shelley Nelson can be reached at (715) 395-5022 or email@example.com.