Hometown Hero: Craig’s Catherine Scroggs recognized for random act of kindness
For this week’s Hometown Hero, the Craig Press honors Catherine Scroggs, a Pennsylvania native who has adopted Craig and Moffat County as her home and recently went far above and beyond to help a fellow resident in need.
The person who nominated Scroggs for Hometown Hero honors describes a recent incident following a surgery in which Scroggs came to the rescue.
“I just had surgery, and my husband was out of town,” the anonymous nominator wrote. “(I) went out to go to the doctor, and my car was dead. She (Scroggs) and her husband tried to jump it, (but) the battery was bad. She asked to take my car down to have it checked. She came back, and I have a new battery. She refused money for it. She would bring food over to me. I’ve been trying to pay it forward to other people. This lady is amazing.”
Scroggs, herself, after completing the 403-mile Ride the Rockies in 2016 — her first long-haul bicycle excursion — offered the following quote, which speaks not only to her fortitude and determination, but also to her philosophy of life:
“Anything is possible, one step at a time, no matter how much you can’t seem to initially wrap your mind around it,” she said. “I’m very fortunate.”
Merriam-Webster defines a “hero” as a person admired for achievements and noble qualities. Who’s your hometown hero? A local first responder? Your neighbor? A co-worker? A friend? Help the Craig Press honor the unselfish service of our Hometown Heroes each Wednesday by submitting the name of your hero and a short statement explaining why he or she should be honored to firstname.lastname@example.org.