Peace Panel Project creator, Charles Withuhn, was named as one of Chico's Heros for 2013 and got his picture on the cover! (Not the turkey.) Withuhn attracted the attention of the editors with the formation of
Chico Tree Advocates to press for the protection and planting of more trees in Chico.
Each year, around Thanksgiving time, the CN&R editors select a handful of individuals who have shown to be exemplary when it comes to giving back to the community without expecting anything in return.
Butte County certainly has a lot of people to be thankful for, so it wasn’t easy narrowing the cast of worthy nominees into this year’s picks for Local Heroes. But the result is a diverse group of honorees who have devoted countless hours, sometimes under great pressure, to make a difference in the community.