The News Eagle is proud to showcase the fifth annual Calendar of Local Heroes and dedicate it to all of the local men and women who volunteer on our behalf. Their courage, time and contributions to our communities are priceless.

We would also like to thank the dedicated readers of The News Eagle, Pike Penny$aver, Independent Extra and Wayne Independent for both nominating and voting to select the 12 volunteers who grace the pages as well as our Volunteer of the Year, Keith Williams of the Downtown Hawley Partnership Lakefest Committee. Thank you also to all the businesses and organizations that have supported our efforts and made this volunteer calendar possible.

For next year's calendar, The News Eagle's plans are to continue showcasing local volunteers throughout Wayne and Pike Counties. Our local volunteers are such an important part of our community and The News Eagle wants to recognize them in our 2015 calendar.

Calendars are available free of charge at the Hawley Office, 8 Silk Mill Drive Suite 101. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.