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We’re saluting our community heroes

April 11, 2023

Our second annual breakfast event, Salute to Community Heroes, presented by Willis-Knighton Health System, is scheduled for May 11, 2023 at Margaritaville Resort Casino. Our keynote speaker is Cordell Williams of the Louisiana State Police. We will honor our community heroes from multiple sectors within our community like healthcare as well as first responders, military, and educators.

Bossier Chamber Pinwheel

The 2023 Community Hero nominee finalists are:

Community Service Category: Lisa Cronin from Cook, Yancey, King and Galloway Law Firm, Charles Varnell from Bossier Parish Communications District #1 and Vicky Whitman from Vicky’s Fresh to Geaux

Education Category: Zac Burson from Bossier Evaluation Center (BPSB), Robert Gallant from Greenacres Middle School, Annie Gilmer from Bossier Library, Cindy Manning from Plantation Park Elementary School, and Susan Stakes from Bossier Parish Community College

First Responder Category: Joshua Ashby from Bossier City Fire Department, Sgt. Rodney Bradley from Shreveport Police Department, Capt. Jeff Hardy from Bossier Parish Fire District #1, Chief Jimmy Holland from Town of Haughton Fire Department, Casey McBeath from Balentine Ambulance Service, Sgt. Rodney Spikes from Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Cdr. Rick Farris from Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office

Healthcare Category: Kayla Hall from Willis-Knighton Health System, Jennifer Stump from Willis-Knighton Pierremont Emergency Department and Niki Tucker from Coastal Urgent Care

Military Category: TSgt. Lionel Blunt from 2d Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Sgt. Jeffery Langston from 26th Operational Weather Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base and SEL. David Walker from 307th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base

Non-Profit Category: Lee Jeter, Sr. from Fuller Center for Housing NWLA, Alex Person from Gingerbread House Children’s Advocacy Center, and Jalynn Pickens from Jalynn’s Locker

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