This year’s overall winner of the Georgia Frontiere Community Quarterback Award, and recipient of a $7,500 grant to Pike County Christian School was Thomas Frank Welch also known as Brother Frank. Virginia Kirkpatrick was the runner-up of the 2011 Georgia Frontiere Community Quarterback award, receiving $2,500 for her non-profit Operation Blessing that provides basic necessities, including clothing and food, to those in need in the Wood River, Illinois area.
The remaining eight finalists all received a $1,250 grant directed to the organizations they serve. The finalists include: Esther Aubuchon, Lincoln County Council on Aging; Lee Burkemper, Lemay Child and Family Center; Becky Byrne, Annie’s Hope - The Bereavement Center; Andrea Dent, Kingdom House; Bob N. Fox, Casa de Salud; Lorraine Jackson, Macoupin County Adopt-A-Pet; Christopher Lee, National Alliance on Mental Illness; and Kristen Weber, Life Foundation.Rams owner and chair of community outreach, Lucia Rodriguez, was on hand to present each honoree with a trophy and check. Rams quarterbacks,