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Who Should Be the Mount Pleasant-Sturtevant Patch Person of the Year?

We have met some amazing people this year, but we need your help in figuring out who should be person of the year.

It's the end of the year, and Mount Pleasant-Sturtevant Patch has had the privilege of meeting some amazing people, doing great things.

There is Sturtevant Trustee Linda Busha who is the consistent and fearless leader for the annual Fireworks Festival; Ralph Malicki, owner of the Piggly Wiggly on Washington Avenue, who has positioned his store and his employees to be true members and supporters of our community; and Tami Hayward from the Racine Interfaith Coalition who helped organize the Democratic gubernatorial forum for the recall and recently introduced measures aimed at reducing the state prison population.

But we know there are people doing good that we never heard about.

This December, we'd like your help determing the Mount Pleasant-Sturtevant Patch person of the year. You can nominate anyone who lives, works or volunteers in town. But nominations close at 9 a.m. Dec. 13, so submit your picks now!

There are two ways to nominate someone:

Fill out the form above. We're asking for the person's name, why you think they should be Person of the Year, and a way to contact them. We also need your name and a way to contact you. This information will be sent only to Patch, and contact information will not be published.

Or, you can nominate someone in the comments, once you've signed up for and are logged in to your Patch account. If you choose to use the comments to make your nomination, please give us the person's name and why you think they should be person of the year, but don't put in specific contact information. Instead, use the person's name and enough detail so we could track them down. (For example: “The neighbor boy who rakes my leaves all fall” isn't enough for us to go on, but “Mrs. Johnson at Schulte/West Ridge who helped the third grade class with a great volunteer opportunity” would be a great starting point!)

Once nominations close at 9 a.m. Dec. 13, Patch editors will go through all the submissions and choose a person (or people) or the year. Stories will start running Dec. 26.

Rees Roberts December 10, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Oh good. We finally find out who this guy is. (or is Hoffa really Richard Head?) LOL Is Richard Head his real name? Is this a "Person of the year" award or a "Virtual" Person of the year award?
Richard Head December 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Richard Head is not Hoffa - however Richard Head enjoys reading Hoffa's thoughts. Richard Head is not actually named Richard Head - but sometimes the name fits - so he wears it. If you get angry at me - feel free to call me Dick.
Mary Wright December 12, 2012 at 12:20 AM
I would like to nominate Leann Pomeroy. She is the head of the committe who has taken on the daunting task of raising tens of thousands of dollars to get a new playground for Schulte Elementary School. The current playground is rusted, broken, and an eyesore. For years we parents have seen our children play on this outdated equipment, but until now none of us have been brave enough to do anything about it. Leann has given us hope and purpose. She has worked tirelessly contacting companies, asking for donations, looking for grants. While there are still tens of thousands of dollars left to raise, because of Leann I am confident that next year my children will be playing on beautiful new playground equipment!
Brenda Branski December 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM
I second Leann!
Heather Asiyanbi December 12, 2012 at 01:24 AM
@Mary - did you fill out the form above the story? We have to have the official nomination in order for your voice to count in this! Thanks for reading and for noticing such a great person in our community.

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