Smiles and laughter were plentiful this morning, as 500 people celebrated locals in their community at the 11th Annual Northeast Red Cross Community Heroes Breakfast in Danvers.
Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore, the annual event was hosted by Magic 106.7’s Candy O’Terry – who introduced the many heroes recognized for their local involvement or heroic acts.
Among this year’s heroes are:
Enduring Hero: Don Kelley, Wayside Trailers, Beverly resident
Humanitarian Hero: Reverend Michael Duda, First Church of Wenham
Community Heroes: Rosalin Acosta, TD Bank, Amesbury resident; Jeanne Hennessey, formerly Lorraine Roy Designer Collections of Danvers, and Ken Rothwell, Ken Rothwell's Custom Catering of Salem
Education Hero: Sgt. Major Kenneth Oswald, Lynn English High School
First Responder Hero: Sgt. Brian Proulx, Haverhill Police
Healthcare Hero: Patricia Comeau-Simonson, Bereavement Program Coordinator for Hospice of the North Shore’s Bertolon Center for Grief & Healing, Ipswich resident
Red Cross "Mission into Action" Heroes: Jill Levine, Athletic trainer at Manchester High School, Paul Willis, South Hamilton resident, and Karen Stewart, Beverly Cooperative Bank
Youth Hero: Alexandra Romano, student, Peabody High School