Everyday Hero

Ricky Mumphord

Ricky Mumphord

• Occupation: Owner of Mumphord's Place BBQ Restaurant

• Hometown: Victoria

Why honored: Ricky Mumphord is known for his talent of making barbecue on Juan Linn Street in Victoria, but there is another side to him that he keeps mostly under cover. The other side of him rises up from time to time when he sees a child with a need that he can do something about. A child might need a boost in self esteem, and Ricky's friendly voice can make a difference. A child might need help in paying for his school lunch, so Ricky finds ways to privately solve the problem before it even happens. When a little girl was heartbroken because her bike went missing, Ricky Mumphord got her a new bike with a pink lock and advised her to use the lock. These are just a few examples of what this observant, caring man does when he sees an opportunity. These are examples of being an Everyday Hero. Ricky says that his parents raised their children with a feeling of security, knowing that their needs would be met and that they could depend on receiving love and guidance. He likes to pass it on.

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