South Yarmouth Woman Honored as a 2019 "Unsung Heroine"

A strong record of volunteerism...
L to R: Rebecca Hamlin (Rep Tim Whelan’s Chief of Staff), Jenny Antognoni - Debby’s daughter, Debby Bearse, Rep Tim Whelan (Courtesy of Rep. Whelan)

State Representative Timothy Whelan (R-Brewster) is happy to announce that Debby Bearse of South Yarmouth has been recognized by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women as a 2019 “Unsung Heroine” Award recipient.  Unsung Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make the difference.  They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their communities. These women are the glue that keeps their community together and every community is better because of their contribution.   

In nominating her for this award, Rep. Whelan stated that, “Debby Bearse has built a strong record of volunteerism in our Cape Cod community through her steady organizational efforts and her generous donation of time and talents, helping local charities such as the Mighty Meehan 5K race to end pediatric cancers, Cape Cod Veterans Inc., the Wounded Warfighters, and Terry Brennan’s Jimmy Fund drive to name but a few.  Her efforts have helped to raise over one hundred-thousand dollars for these many great causes.  Debby also works with her students in the Barnstable Public Schools to write letters and notes of support to our brave troops who are recovering from their injuries at Walter Reed Military Hospital, which are then hand delivered to them by veterans from our Cape Cod community”.

The Unsung Heroine awards were presented today to over one-hundred women from across the Commonwealth in a ceremony at the Massachusetts State House with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito serving as the keynote speaker.  Debby was joined in today’s ceremony by her daughter Jenny Antognoni, who flew in from San Diego to be with her mother for this event.


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