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Norfolk Family Awarded "People Power"

A Norfolk family was recognized by Mayor Josh Moenning and the Norfolk City Council Monday night with the “People Power” award. Heather, Lincoln, and Brooklyn Wingate were honored for their efforts in organizing a fundraiser to help pay off negative student lunch accounts.

They hosted a fundraiser in December with the goal to raise $800 and ended up raising over $2,000. 

“The Wingate’s efforts to help those who needed help represent the very definition of being good neighbors. Their actions were extremely thoughtful and kind, and we’re pleased to recognize them with the People Power award,” said Mayor Moenning.

“People Power” awards are distributed to those Norfolkans, who of their own accord, motivated by goodwill and loving and caring for their neighbors as themselves, commit acts of extraordinary thoughtfulness, generosity, and compassion, demonstrating the power of people helping people and neighbor helping neighbor throughout our community.

If you would like to nominate someone for a “People Power” award, reach out to Nick Stevenson at 402-844-2034, or by email at