Day care worker who goes the extra mile is this week’s Hometown Hero

Heroes are all around us every day, like teachers who make learning fun for students and firefighters and police officers who risk their lives for our safety. Even a helpful neighbor who helps out in a pinch is a hero.

This fall, News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and Martin’s Super Markets are teaming up to honor our Hometown Heroes.

Starting now, we want you to nominate a Michiana resident who you know and consider to be a hero. Submit a photo (if you can) and explain why this person is such a hero in your life.

As we collect submissions, 95.3 MNC’s Mark McGill will choose one Hometown Hero a week and feature their story on Michiana’s Morning News. The chosen heroes will also be featured throughout the week on 95.3 MNC.

We’ll choose one winner a week for seven weeks. All Hometown Heroes will be invited to a breakfast awards ceremony from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at Martin’s Super Market at S.R. 23 and Ironwood Drive. Each Hometown Hero will be able to bring up to four guests.

The Hometown Hero for the week of October 31 is Carrie Pestow:

Listener Robert has written us, saying: 

“Carrie Pestow is is the facilitator at the before and after school day care program at Jefferson Brethren Church named Lync. You won’t just find her helping during hours, but you will see her at all hours of the day helping the families. It may be watching the children at the home during a family crisis or you may see her helping an older kid with their chemistry homework. She goes into the school’s and has contact with the teachers to help some of these kids is special circumstances. She helps the parents through life’s difficulties. She is always looking out for the children…but also the whole family. She puts in a lot more than her regular hours at work…she is always going the extra mile.”


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