"Honoring our citizens" Decatur Local Custom Tip by rexvaughan

Decatur Local Customs: 8 reviews and 18 photos

  Our own Hero
by rexvaughan

During the 1996 Olympics (hosted by Atlanta), Decatur played host to the delegation from Ireland. We had a coach stay most of 2 weeks in our home. To mark the event, Decatur modestly proclaimed itself Hometown to the World. After the event, many of the volunteers were recognized as Hometown Heroes. That tradition continued and now each year a group of citizens are honored as such for their work in making the community a better place in a variety of ways. We were very proud in 2005 when our daughter-in-law was named a Hometown Hero for her work with organizing assistance for the family of a man killed in a tragic and freak accident, the annual Christmas tree sale at the neighborhood school and other community services.

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  • Written Feb 5, 2008
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  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    I really like the concept of honouring people for local community work.....we have an organization on Sunshine Coast.... going Australia wide eventually promoting Safe Communities.

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