When you look at the people who will be honored Monday night as Community Stars, you will find they have one thing in common: they do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do.
This year's stars, who will be honored at 6 p.m. at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville, are people who hide from the spotlight. They don't seek financial rewards. They are always there to help a friend, a neighbor or even a stranger in need.
Honorees for this year are:
Jean Bartholow of Colliers, who is never afraid to reach out to a friend in need.
Dr. Thomas and Suzanne Brown of Wintersville, who are active in many community events.
Ruth Byers of Steubenville, who has been working with area children for more than 42 years.
Carina and Herbie Devore of Mingo Junction, who are always willing to help others.
Dee Ann Horstman of Scio, who is the curator the Scio Historic Museum among her many volunteer efforts.
Douglas Jackson of Weirton, who is active in efforts to restore the Marland Heights Pool in Weirton.
Drake Johnson of Follansbee, who is a dedicated Special Olympian.
Doris Matyas of Toronto, who is involved in numerous activities in the Gem City.
Diane Salsberry of Bloomingdale, who is active in the East Springfield Community Center.
Ed Waldman of Smithfield, who helped to organize the Jefferson County Veterans Association.
Nominated by their friends and family members and selected by a committee made up of staff members from the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times, the names of this year's honorees are being added to a roster that extends back to 1998.
We congratulate them, and thank them for all they have done and surely will continue to do.