Occupation: Electrician, retired from Alcoa, in Point Comfort
Why honored: Mel Meanor is our hero as well as the best neighbor and friend ever. He has been helping me since I first moved to Victoria back in 1985 as a single parent. He has mowed our lawn and kept our yard since 1985. When I married in 1996, he continued helping us out with many home projects. Then, when my husband Harvey fell and suffered a life-threatening injury in 2002, Mel again stepped up and became our guardian angel. He and his wife, Charlotte, took over the building project that had caused Harvey’s fall and saw that it was completed. He and Charlotte actually did all of the paneling and ceiling of our new bedroom addition. Mel’s helping hand has continued with many projects, including building decks and ramps at our house as well as that of our daughter’s. Mel has also helped me with volunteer efforts with Special Olympics, Victoria Association for Retarded Citizens, and the Rolling for a Cure Relay for Life Team. Mel deserves to be recognized for his service to others.