The Laclede County Hometown Heroes virtual event premiered this morning (thurs) on the Lebanon Area Foundation Facebook page, to honor 2 organizations and 2 individuals who have gone above and beyond to serve the residents of Laclede County. Among the 2020 Hometown Heroes is Wendy Reece….

Throughout the years, Wendy Reece has been involved in several community projects as a volunteer, including a Girl Scout Brownie troop leader, and the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant….

Reece is a leader in bringing the Festival of Sharing to the community and other activities to support Lebanon and Laclede County residents. Wendy Reece was honored as the 2020 Inspirational Hometown Hero.


Among the honored is Shepards Pack. Ron Atterberry is one of the organizers of the effort which provides food for children…


The goal was to fill a backpack with food for children over the weekend. Nancy Hall is the Co-chairman of Shepards Pack….

Shepards Pack has provided over 400-thousand meal packs to children over 11 years. Shepards Pack is the 2020 Champion of Children.