The Holyoke Enterprise is shining a light on local heroes who are stepping up to serve their community during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I would like to nominate Mardi for all of her help with the tons of kids who are doing school work at her daycare daily. She has wrangled kids up, done work, Google Meets and so much more while running a daycare for everyone as well.” — Cynthia Bahler
“I would like to nominate Nick Ferguson, Economy Storage, as a Hometown Hero. At the beginning of the COVID-19 shutdown, Nick graciously bought 25 meals from both Blisties and Happy Jacks BBQ for the community. He didn’t have to do that, but we sure appreciated his kindness toward the community and our restaurants.” — McKenna Heldenbrand
“I would like to nominate Jan Hewitt as a Hometown Hero for her donation of time and supplies for making cloth face masks for the essential employees at Melissa Memorial Hospital. Jan spent countless hours and used her supplies to make hundreds of masks for our hospital and community.” — Elizabeth Hutches
Traeli Hutches, Jaxson Hutches, Brady Seme, Mariann Landes, Jordan Bernard, Misti Redman and Dale Berg
“I would like to nominate Traeli Hutches, Jaxson Hutches, Brady Seme, Mariann Landes, Jordan Bernard, Misti Redman and Dale Berg as Hometown Heroes for their help for #HolyokeEats food delivery. Each person helped us out tremendously to get the deliveries made in a timely manner.” — McKenna Heldenbrand
Holyoke Chamber of Commerce
“I would like to nominate the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce as a Hometown Hero for working tirelessly for our community during the shutdown. Holly Ferguson and her board members have organized the #HolyokeEats food delivery for the last seven weeks to help support our local restaurants and help those in the community who needed to stay home. They also organized the cruise night on May 9, being sure to continue to support our restaurants and businesses. And they have been working hard behind the scenes to organize more events for our community as we come out of the Stay at Home and Safer at Home orders. We are so lucky we are to have such a dedicated group of people for the businesses in Holyoke.” — Anonymous