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Meet Sarah Pettigrew, a Wyandotte Woman of the Year

Women of Wyandotte is honoring 10 women during a Feb. 18 gala at the Wyandotte Arts Center.

Ten Wyandotte women are being honored as a Woman of the Year by , a nonprofit group that aims to empower women to excel.

The honorees will be recognized during at the .

Each day leading up to the event, Wyandotte Patch will introduce you to one of the honorees. Event organizers opted to share only a small portion of each woman's story, saying they wanted to reveal the rest at their gala.

Today, we introduce you to Sarah Pettigrew:

Sarah is married to Doug and the couple has three children, Eliana, Adia and Tovah. Sarah works as an English professor at Henry Ford Community College. She belongs to and is the chairwoman of , a soup kitchen that operates out of the church. She also recently organized a roaming help center that provides shelter to those in need.

"Nominated for her endless community volunteerism, Sarah is the quiet storm in our community," her nominator said.

Meet the Other Honorees:

Joann Hedger February 10, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Congratulations Sarah!!! You are a kind, caring wonderful woman and deserve honors as a 'Woman of the Year'!
Pamela Rising February 10, 2012 at 08:14 PM
I am honored and down right humbled to call such an amazing and loving lady my friend. Sarah, everything you do every day shows how much you love God, your family and this community. We are all so lucky to have you here with us!
Sarah Pettigrew February 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Joann, You are just about the sweetest person in the universe -- most people have no idea about the depth of your involvement in Waynewright Community Meals -- you're our behind the scenes angel! I would hate to soak up any of the credit -- it belongs to our awesome community, and people like you who believe in helping others....
Joy February 15, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Sarah has boundless energy and a contagious spirit. No task is too great or too small for Sarah to tackle. She is loyal and fearless when faced with a challenge. Our family just loves her. She is the consumate advocate for those who need a bit...or a lot...of help to survive.

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