Westport is filled with amazing people. They head our government and non-profit organizations. They’re business owners, arts advocates, athletes — the town’s movers and shakers.
We know them, because they’re so active and visible. They’re the folks who frequently — and deservedly — get their names and mugs on “06880.”
But Westport is also filled with amazing people who never get shout-outs.
Store clerks, bank tellers, baristas. Cleaning ladies, volunteers, neighbors. Their list is probably a lot longer than the one of all the great men and women everyone always thanks.
Now — every Wednesday — our unsung heroes will have their praises sung.
Any “06880” reader can nominate anyone. It can be someone who has spent a lifetime doing good, quiet deeds — or someone who did one great solid you noticed.
Unsung heroes can be any age. They can do anything. The only qualification is: They must live, work, or otherwise have some connection to Westport.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, with a photo and description of your unsung hero. He or she can know about your nomination in advance — or it can be a complete surprise. They’ll be posted every Wednesday, at noon.
Here’s our 1st Unsung Hero:
Alert — and grateful — “06880” reader Chris Swan (above) says:
Trudy Lynch has been our USPS carrier for many years. But since I retired 4 years ago, I’ve gotten to know her very well.
Though morale at the Post Office seems to have gotten very low, Trudy always smiles and tries to raise her coworkers’ spirits.
She often stops her truck and walks up to drop off mail, as opposed to stuffing it in the box on the street. She is not your typical government employee.
Just today, she delivered (another) Amazon box. Her smile was so contagious, she gave us a real lift.
My wife Carol wondered how many people actually know their carrier’s name?
So we took her picture to send your way in recognition of this terrific employee, serving our community tirelessly day in and out.
Congratulations, Trudy. You are the first of many unsung heroes — making you truly #1!