SEDALIA, Mo. - With the Boys and Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri's 24th annual “An Evening of Heart & Hope” less than a month away, one of the most popular parts of the night is already underway. The three nominees for the 2014 Pink Flamingo Award are all unique and support the Sedalia and Pettis County communities in a variety of ways.

“Our candidates this year are all incredibly deserving,” said Director of Development Melissa Boeschen. “We’re very excited with this year’s nominees. Each of them is well known in the community and deserve to be called a Pink Flamingo.”

There are three nominees this year:

Sue Heckart

Sue Heckart, Heckart Funeral Home and Crematory - Friends will tell you that Sue Heckart’s mind is always turning, dreaming up the next project to meet the needs of her community. Sue embodies what it means to give back. Her philanthropic spirit has not only helped community efforts but also encouraged others to be benevolent. She was once quoted as saying, “If we can help a young person through their education and fulfill their dream, that makes me feel good.” Sue does not take credit for her generosity, saying donations are her family’s way of giving back to the community that welcomed them in and have supported their family business for more than six decades.


Sarah Nail

Sarah Nail, State Fair Community College - One could make the argument that Sarah Nail is the leading health advocate in Sedalia, Pettis County and maybe even the state of Missouri. From creating the Healthy U Program to implementing many other programs during her time at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sarah’s primary focus has been the health of her community. Why is she so successful? Because she has walked the walk, making the commitment to change her own lifestyle, losing a significant amount of weight and setting the example for hundreds of others. Sarah’s devotion and love of the Sedalia community and its continued good health is seemingly never-ending.


Bob Satnan

Bob Satnan, Sedalia 200 School District - If there is a face of the Sedalia community, you could make a very convincing argument that face is Bob Satnan. First as Editor of the Sedalia Democrat, and now as the Communications Director of the Sedalia 200 School District, Bob seems to be everywhere. Through volunteering, his coverage of community events and his advocacy of healthy lifestyles, he has touched the lives of thousands of people in the community. His love for the community is evident in the list of organizations he works with, from the Boys & Girls Club to coaching youth football. Bob is constantly giving back to the community with his time, actions and attention.

Voting this year will run through the night of the auction since all three nominees are finalists. One dollar equals one vote this year, and you can vote via the Club’s website at, or by stopping by the Boys & Girls Clubs office at 3100 Aaron Avenue.

“An Evening of Heart & Hope” is presented by W-K Chevrolet and will take place on Feb. 8 at the MEC Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are also available online and at the Club’s office, as well as Preferred Properties on 16th Street in Sedalia.

This press release provided by Matt LaCasse of the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri.