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Brave is Beautiful Local Heroes Announced – Photo Exhibit on Display

Mineral Area Council on the Arts received nineteen nominations of local worthy individuals who go above and beyond and walk in strength through daily adversity.  Nominees included frontline healthcare workers who have persevered through the pandemic, individuals who always keep a positive attitude despite struggle, those who always “do the right thing”, some who have made community betterment contributions and volunteer, and those battling health issues.

Of the nineteen nominees, the following are being honored in the Brave is Beautiful Photo Exhibit: 

Kevin Enderle Diane Marshall
Ben & Vada Galvan Gabrielle McCutcheon
Kelsey Hayes Alison Pultz
Roy Henson Jim Seibert
Cindy Johnson Luke Strege

The exhibit will be open to the public free of charge during normal business hours at the C.H. Cozean Library at Mineral Area College March 21st – April 1st and at the Centene Center from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2nd.  An excerpt from the nomination will be displayed with each photo. Come and see our local heroes and the reasons each were nominated.

Thank you to the community for nominating our local heroes.  All nominees stand out for their contribution to our community and their example to others.  We honor the remaining nominees here:

Kenneth Brewer Melanie Montgomery
Lucresia Ferris Dawn Sherrill
JeTaime Hovis Dorothy Visor with Kathy Crocker
Scott Kirkley Cynthia Wampler
Danny Joe Miller

Thank you to Brandon Scheldt, highlightpics portrait photography, for partnering with MACOA to make this happen in our community.  Financial assistance provided with public support from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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