With TIME magazine announcing its Person of the Year this week, Kings Park Patch thought it might be a good idea to launch its own People of the Year search. We like to think of them as Hometown Heroes and with your help, we would like to recognize them.
A Hometown Hero can be a politician or volunteer, it can be the person who serves in the military or someone who serves your coffee. It should be someone with courage or grace or someone who makes a difference. Volunteers, community members, school administrators and teachers, firefighters or civic members. We think there are plenty. Nominees can be a singular person, a business or a group.
People like who is battling cancer with grace and courage or and Bridget Keenan who organize fundraisers and pep rallies to help community members in need. Members of the Kings Park fire department who volunteer their time and risk their lives to help the community. Cultural influencers like who taught so many young students the gift of making a sheet of music come alive or the countless PTA members that, in the face of budget cuts, find other ways to bring students the resources they need.
TIME readers voted on a variety of people who influenced the news most, from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Kim Kardashian.
At Kings Park Patch we are asking our loyal readers for nominations on the local level. Please tell Patch either in the comments section below, commenting on Facebook, tweeting or by emailing Jennifer.Sloat@patch.com who deserves such a title, just as long as they live, work or serve the community that encompasses the Kings Park.
Nominations start today.