LEBANON, Missouri- The Lebanon community has a long tradition of recognizing everyday people who performextraordinary acts of courage, selflessness, and compassion each year at the Laclede County Hometown Heroes breakfast.

Five ordinary Laclede County citizens will be recognized for their extraordinary character, selfless acts, and contributions to our community.

The 2017 Hometown Heroes are:

Coach Will Christian – Education Hometown Hero

As the Activities Director of the Lebanon R-III School District, Will Christian has spent years making a positive and

enduring impact on players and students by teaching respect, community, education, and the value of hard work.


Lynn Boulware – Community Volunteer Hometown Hero

For dedicating her time assisting senior citizens and low income families with tax preparation,

going above and beyond as a volunteer for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.


Lakiah Capps – Youth Inspiration Hometown Hero

For his strength and perseverance in overcoming obstacles faced after a life-altering accident

and for being an inspiration and role model to others.


Sgt. Jason Glendenning and Trooper Tyler Zimmerman of the Missouri State Highway Patrol – Lifesaver

Hometown Heroes

For their heroic actions on the waterways of the Niangua River, saving the lives of multiple

individuals during a flooding event.


On April 20, the Hometown Heroes Breakfast will take place in the Exhibition Hall of the Cowan Civic Center. The

breakfast buffet will open at 6 a.m., and the program will run from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.


Each hometown hero’s story will be told in a video segment shown at the breakfast, and each hero will receive an award

in recognition for the difference he or she has made in the community or in the lives of individuals.


Laclede Electric Cooperative is the proud community partner of the 2017 Hometown Heroes breakfast, helping to cover a

portion of the cost of the event. Sponsorship opportunities are available for local businesses who wish to support the 2017

Hometown Heroes breakfast. There are a variety of sponsorship levels to choose from. Contact Lebanon Area

Foundation Administrator, Melinda Fries, at 417.532.8868 for more information.


Community members interested in attending can purchase tickets to the event. Tickets are $10 and will be available for

purchase Monday, February 6 at the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce office on 186 N. Adams Ave., Lebanon.

Seating is limited, so individuals are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.

Proceeds from the 2017 Laclede County Hometown Heroes


Photos, except troopers, by Donna Karch of Karch Photography & Graphic Design