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 Shirley Prygoski:
Shirley is married to Ken and the couple has three children, Allyson, Scott and Vince, and four grandchildren, Abby, Alicia, Michael and David. Shirley has donated thousands of hours to promoting Wyandotte history, whether through her work at or elsewhere. She spearheaded the establishment of Frostic Field, which houses the Gwen Frostic Sculpture in honor of the late artist, poet, philosopher, naturalist, motivational speaker and member of the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.
Shirley also has raised money to establish a hands-on child’s library room in the museum. The room will be housed on the second floor of the and will feature a reproduction Victorian child’s bedroom where children will be able to touch and play with many artifacts. Because of her years of dedication, Shirley was designated as a lifetime member of the Wyandotte Historical Society.
Meet the Other Honorees:
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was corrected at 2:39 p.m. Feb. 15 to include Vince as one of Shirley's Prygoski's children.