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April 29, 2014 > Heroes come to Hayward

Heroes come to Hayward

Submitted By Bruce Roberts

Everyone admires heroes. Kids growing up get hooked on them at an early age - Davy Crockett, Roy Rogers, Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Spiderman, etc. But while these heroes are great for teaching the concept of heroism, and are alive and well in comics, television and movies, they are all fictional. Real heroes are harder to find.

Unless, of course, people attend the Hayward Education FoundationÕs (HEF) Hero Dinner on Thursday, May 8, at the Golden Peacock Restaurant and Banquet Hall.

For six years now, the Hayward Education Foundation has asked every school in Hayward - public or private - to nominate one person as its hero, someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty and job description to enrich the lives of HaywardÕs students.

This person can be a principal, a parent, a teacher, an aide, a janitor, even a student. Those heroes are treated to a night out, with dinner and honored for all their dedication and hard work.

This year, besides a complimentary dinner, each hero will receive a beautiful plaque from H.E.F., plus certificates of commendation from State Representatives. Additionally, each hero will likely be accompanied by friends and family and colleagues, all intent on celebrating this personÕs outstanding performance. In short, itÕs a party! And last year over 250 people attended.

The H.E.F. Heroes Dinner is attended by heroes, and their supporters, who are there to celebrate and honor someone who has made a Hayward school a better place to be. And who ultimately benefits here? The students!

Hayward Education FoundationÕs Hero Dinner
Thursday, May 8
5:30 p.m. Ð 8:00 p.m.
Golden Peacock Restaurant
24989 Santa Clara St, Hayward
(510) 881-0890
RSVP is required
$25/person, with a no-host bar
Heroes/free of charge

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