The News-Gazette and the Community Foundation of Randolph County continue their celebration of local heroes who have impacted the community or exceeded expectations to serve others. This effort is the result of a Community Foundation program that helps recognize such people, while also raising money to help others.
“We thought a really neat thing would be to create a list of Randolph County Heroes,” said former Community Foundation Board member Cathy Stephen-Miller of the ongoing program which started in 2015. “For $1,000, anyone can nominate a person (living or deceased), business, or community organization for the designation of a Randolph County Hero. The money goes into our Randolph County Hero Unrestricted Fund, which the Board uses to do great things in Randolph County for years to come. It all has to do with making Randolph County a great place to live.”
Those designated as Randolph County Heroes will have their names on a plaque at the Foundation office and will be featured in the News-Gazette.
The Randolph County Heroes Fund is a wonderful way to remember someone who has passed and a great way to honor those currently working to make Randolph County a better place to live.