The American Red Cross, along with their title sponsor Ministry Health Care, has announced recipients of the 2013 Real Heroes awards in Forest, Langlade, Iron, Oneida, Price and Vilas counties. Paying tribute to acts of courage and kindness performed by real people, an April 11 award recognition event is planned at the Days Inn & Suites (formerly the Claridge) in Rhinelander. The event is open to the public and begins at 5:30 p.m. with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. The award program begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
Several awards will be given out. Among those who will receive Real Heroes awards are a couple from Boulder Junction, John and Pam Winkelman.
The Winkelmans have raised funds to support the Lakeland Food Pantry through community events such as the Wine, Women and Winter event and the Bear Cupboard Run. The 2013 Community Hero award will be presented by CoVantage Credit Union of Antigo.
All proceeds from the Real Heroes event support Red Cross disaster response services and community preparedness programming. For more information about the Red Cross Real Heroes event or to RSVP to attend, call Diane Dahlke at (715) 590-3251.