We've got another great Unsung Hero for the month of August. 

This month's nominee is Dixie Coffey, who has lived in the Sedalia area for about twenty years.  She originally was born in Windsor, and ended up in the area due to the family business, Vincent's Shoes and Apparel.  Eventually she retired from the business, but should couldn't keep still.

A friend in her church encouraged her to volunteer over at the Open Door, in their thrift shop and also in the food bank.  Dixie easily spends several days a week over there, making the whole process run much easier.  She handles a lot of the clothing donations, although she doesn't do a lot of heavy lifting anymore.

Dixie was nominated by the manager of the Open Door, Candace Parish.

I am currently the manager at Open Door Thrift Shop and I would like to nominate Dixie Coffey. Dixie has volunteered her time (several full days and multiple days a week) and served her community through Open Door Thrift for nearly 15 years. She also served on the Board of Directors for some time. She is absolutely essential to our thrift shop and she is definitely one of our community's many heroes.
Open Door feeds nearly 2000 families a month in Pettis County. This is all possible because of hero's like Dixie.


Dixie continues to help with the food donations, the thrift shop, and a lot more.  You can hear the full interview with Randy Kirby (he forgot it was August, not July, sorry) and Dixie here!

You can nominate your Unsung Hero here.  If you know someone who does any kind of good deeds in the area but doesn't seem to ask for any recognition, let us know!  We would love to get the positive word out there about any kind of altruistic folks in West Central Missouri.  Thanks for all the hard work you do, Dixie!

SIngingly yours,


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