Ten years ago, Maumee resident Anita Plantz began volunteering at Helping Hands of St. Louis/Catholic Charities. Since then, she has contributed more than 8,000 hours to the organization, including time spent creating a clothing center that serves approximately 500 people per month. In addition, Plantz and her daughter run a shoe giveaway program during the summer. Honoring Plantz’s lifetime of service, the 81-year-old was recently named Outstanding Senior Volunteer during the annual Northwest Ohio Outstanding Senior Volunteer Awards sponsored by Medical Mutual of Ohio.
As the summer winds down, thoughts turn back to the classroom; but it’s not just children who are going back to school. Adults of all ages have a variety of options to continue learning.
Tony Conigliaro, known throughout baseball as Tony “C”, was an instant fan favorite and a legend in Boston. Tony “C” held a major league baseball record for hitting more home runs than any other teenager in the history of major league baseball, the second youngest and second quickest to reach 100 home runs.
There is perhaps no higher honor attainable in a community than to be considered and found exemplary by your peers and neighbors. Here are the businesses and leaders that you, our readers, found to be worthy of such a designation.