Dating back to 1981, the Heartland Family Service Salute to Families event honors Nebraska families and family advocates for their strong family life and community service. The Salute to Families event will be held Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Happy Hollow Country Club.
The week of Thanksgiving was declared “National Family Week” in 1972, to “take time to honor and appreciate the many blessings of strong and healthy families.”
This night of awards and celebration is so important to Heartland Family Service, because several of our programs and services focus on creating healthy, safe and strong families and homes.
The Salute to Families honorees for 2021 are:
Commitment to Family – Hannah & Gerald Wyble Family – Those who spend time together in shared activities that strengthen their family relationship and help children learn about life in general. In addition, emphasis is placed on the individual growth of each family member.
Challenged & Successful Family – Laurie Thomson-Piepho & Tim Piepho Family – Those who have faced an obstacle or challenge that has affected their family to a significant degree and have still maintained a strong family life. Examples might include divorce, major illness, natural catastrophe, or death of a loved one.
Community Service Family – Sharlon & Chris Rodgers Family – Those who have offered considerable volunteer service and have encouraged their children to learn about and accept responsibilities toward others.
Leadership Honorees – Jami & Jeff Huber –Those who have provided outstanding leadership in the local community, creating a legacy of community service and support within their family.
Family Advocate Honorees – Joni & Dr. Mark Adler – Those individuals, organizations, or groups who have worked tirelessly to uplift and strengthen children and families. They take a leadership role in presenting legislation, initiating organizational efforts, or raising awareness for issues in our community.