The Vandalia Leader recognizes the “Person of the Week” that has been nominated by the readers. The criteria is someone that is giving back by being a productive and caring member of the community. This week’s “Person of the Week” is Micah Trower. She has been the owner of Shear Platinum Salon in Vandalia for seven years. Trower also serves as the vice president of the Vandalia Area Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Prairie Days board, is a member of the YMCA steering committee, and is a member of the Farber Presbyterian Church.
“While I’m not aware of every single event Micah contributes to, I know she has spent a lot of time and energy organizing Prairie Days events and helping with fundraisers that benefit members of our community. She also runs a successful hair salon, and even finds ways to give back through her business, including free back-to-school haircuts with donations benefiting “Blessings in a Bag.” Micah really cares about giving back and providing our community with opportunities to grow closer together as friends, neighbors, and families. It gives us a sense of pride to be part of our small town,” one reader said.