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Patch's 2012 Person of the Year

Who do you think deserves a shout out?

It's the end of the year, and Fox Point-Bayside Patch has had the privilege of meeting some amazing people, doing great things.

There was Matt Heltsley who helped found the Milwaukee chapter of Help Portrait, a group who volunteers to take portraits of the homeless for the holidays. Then there was Sam Bear who raised thousands to bring a Honduran baby to America so she could receive proper medical care for her many seizures ravaging her tiny, 7-month-old body. 

But we know there are people doing good that we never heard about.

This December, we'd like your help determining the Fox Point-Bayside person of the year. You can nominate anyone who lives, works or volunteers in town. But nominations close at 9 a.m. Dec. 13, so submit your picks now!

There are two ways to nominate someone:

Fill out the form above. We're asking for the person's name, why you think they should be Person of the Year, and a way to contact them. We also need your name and a way to contact you. This information will be sent only to Patch, and contact information will not be published.

Or, you can nominate someone in the comments, once you've signed up for and are logged in to your Patch account. If you choose to use the comments to make your nomination, please give us the person's name and why you think they should be person of the year, but don't put in specific contact information. Instead, use the person's name and enough detail so we could track them down.

(For example: “The neighbor boy who rakes my leaves all fall” isn't enough for us to go on, but “Mrs. Johnson at Nicolet High School who helped the 11th grade class with a great volunteer opportunity” would be a great starting point!)

Once nominations close at 9 a.m. Dec. 13, Patch editors will go through all the submissions and choose a person (or people) or the year. Stories will start running Dec. 26.

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