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Reminder's 50th Anniversary celebration continues with Hometown Hero Awards

Feb. 6, 2012
HOLYOKE — Reminder Publications Inc. honored 11 Hometown Heroes at a ceremony at the Log Cabin on Feb. 2.

The awards were created 10 years ago in honor of the late Anne Buendo, co-founder of Reminder Publications, who made it her life's mission to be of service to the community. The awards were presented through three categories: Business, Citizen and Youth.

The Heroes honored this year were Gianna Allentuck (Citizen), Denise Cote (Citizen), Evelyn Humphries (Youth), George Laroe (Citizen), Mary Pat McMahon(Citizen), Lisa Mindell (Youth), Rosemarie Molinari Myers (Citizen), Joe Peters (Citizen), Andrew Robitaille (Youth), Zachary Sabadosa (Youth) and Michael Sullivan (Business).

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Reminder Publications co-publisher Chris Buendo offers some introductory remarks at the 2012 Hometown Heroes ceremony.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Dan Buendo introduces the first Hometown Hero of the evening at the ceremony on Feb. 2, 2012.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Lorri Hoessler, friend of Hometown Hero Denise Cote, listens to Denise's speech at the ceremony on Feb. 2, 2012.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
A group of Joe Peters' friends and colleagues accept his award from Dan and Chris Buendo, co-publishers of Reminder Publications.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Seven year-old Evelyn Humphries accepts her Hometown Hero Award from The Reminder's Co-publishers Dan and Chris Buendo.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Gianna Allentuck receives her Hometown Hero Award from The Reminder's Co-publishers Chris and Dan Buendo.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Terry Powe, principal at Brookings Elementary School in Springfield, is recognized by Hometown Hero Gianna Allentuck.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Hometown Hero recipient Mary Pat McMahon talks about National Outreach Program for grieving families of suicide victims.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Chris Dunn from the office of State Sen. Gale Candaras presents citations to the Heroes.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Mary Pat McMahon accepts her Hometown Hero Award from Dan and Chris Buendo.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Lisa Mindell accepts her Hometown Hero Award from Dan and Chris Buendo.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Anthony Robitaille from Westfield accepts his Hometown Hero Award from Chris and Dan Buendo.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Agawam resident Zachary Sabadosa accepts his Hometown Hero Award from The Reminder's Dan and Chris Buendo.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
George Laroe accepts his Hometown Hero Award from Chris and Dan Buendo.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Michael Sulliva, owner of Common Ground restaurant in West Springfield, accepts his Hometown Hero Award from Reminder Publications' Co-publishers Chris and Dan Buendo.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Denise Cote accepts her Hometown Hero Award from Chris and Dan Buendo.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Rosemarie Molinari Myers talks about receiving her Hometown Hero Award.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Rosemarie Molinari Myers accepts her Hometown Hero Award from Chris and Dan Buendo.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera
Chris and Dan Buendo, co-publishers at Reminder Publications Inc., presented Bob and Ed Zemba, co-owners of Robert Charles Photography, with an honorary Hometown Hero award for their contributions to the Hometown Heroes ceremony throughout the past several years.
Reminder Publications photo by George Skovera

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