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She came to South Whidbey in 1977, leaving a life behind her in Seattle that had been shattered by the death of a child, drug addiction and broken dreams. As Judy Thorslund says, “I spent the next 4 years here on South Whidbey finding the bottom of a bottle. Thankfully in 1982 I had a very powerful turn-around point in my life.”
“Ula brings all of her gifts to the table here at Good Cheer Food Bank. Her tireless contribution goes well beyond any reasonable expectation of one human being. Her super couponing makes it possible for South Whidbey to feed its growing number of hungry families. We have begun a coupon club to support her efforts, but this has yet to decrease her full time hours of volunteer contributions.”
Ula Lewis volunteers more than 60 hours per week to teach families and single people — young and senior — to save about 75 percent on their food and toiletries, says Andréa Wright, a Clinton mom of two young children.
What locals say about Fritz Hull, a South Whidbey Hometown Hero.
What visions and dreams do you see for the future? Fritz Hull says, “Humans have the remarkable ability to see something that does not exist, as if it already does, and then to act to bring it into form. Anyone can be a visionary — as long as they hold hope and belief.”
Some biographical information on Anne Chambers, a South Whidbey Hometown Hero.
Part of everyone’s life is ‘letting go’ — letting go of relationships, dreams, titles, opinions, hurts or resentments.
Read what other people think of South Whidbey's Hometown Heroes Jim Enstrom and Larry Corradini.
This is a story of two best friends, affectionately known as ‘Mo and Jo.’ They volunteer everywhere, Good Cheer, Calvary Church, Senior Center, Brookhaven, Community Thrift and for numerous South Whidbey neighbors.
At the end of each school year, the South Whidbey Record’s “Hometown Hero” features a high school senior nominated by the schools.
A little background information on the South Whidbey Record's Hometown Hero, Lennox Bishop.
People have lots of praise for the South Whidbey Record's Hometown Hero, Lennox Bishop.
What does it mean to live a belief in “live and let live?”
Here are a few extensive quotes from family, friends and fellow servants of Eloisa Murphy, Hometown Hero.
Paula Pugh has a way of bringing meaning and joy into people’s lives, be it through music, entertaining, equestrianship or teaching others how to be a friend.
Read what other people, friends, family and co-workers say about this month's Hometown Hero, Paula Pugh.
A quick Q&A with this month's Hometown Hero, Paula Pugh.
“It was one of those days, actually it had been a month of those days, where nothing was going right,” said Sandy Wright. “I promised my daughter I would take her to the library book sale, so I dragged myself there. A woman we didn’t know took special interest in us.
Friends, family and others have a lot to say about Hometown Hero Joan Nelson.
People around South Whidbey have a lot to say about Hometown Hero Clyde Monma.