Who are your community champions?

Who are your community champions?


On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the Nederland Community Center, local heroes will be honored. No, they didn’t rescue a dog from a frozen lake, a cat from a burning building or single-handedly raise funds for a swimming pool.


They merely dedicated their talent, their time and their passion for the community to make our town as great as it is. Sometimes the community does not even know what these people do until they stop doing it.


Our community champions spend endless hours in meetings, offering their expertise to bring visions to reality. They clean up when the celebration is over. They bring people together to get a job done and jump right in with a shovel or hammer or blueprints. Without blowing their own horn, they donate funds to help non-profits stay in business.


They are usually more anonymous than well-known. If you know one of these people, let us know who they are. The Annual Community Champions Celebration will recognize your neighbor, your friend, your mentor, even your relative who has done good work for everyone.


This year’s event will be catered by the David Shortridge Foundation, but the restaurant has not yet been named. Champion Nomination Forms are available at The Mountain-Ear Office in the Brightwood Music Shop or may be cut out of the newspaper or taken off The Mountain-Ear or Peak to Peak Healthy Community Project website.


The deadline for these nominations is just three weeks away, on Jan. 21, so help us know about the people who are the backbone of Nederland, the dedicated, hard-working folks who make things happen, who bring a smile to a town’s face.