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March 31, 2013

Unsung Hero: Margot Tanner


The Cullman Times

CULLMAN — I nominate Margot Tanner as I feel she is most deserving of this recognition for all her volunteer services she has given to this community. 

Margot relocated to Cullman with her late husband John, who was a native of Cullman,  when he retired from the Air Force in 1974. 

She translates  old German documents and  German correspondence needed for our museum, any elected official,  and for our sister city in Germany, Frankweiler. She is their official interpreter  when representatives of our Sister City in Germany come to visit Cullman. She does an awesome job interpreting day and evening,  and she does it in a gracious manner.

She is always helping  Germans,  local  widows,  and senior ladies in  many ways as needed.  She does it in a loving and humbly way. 

She tutored some of the German children who relocated here with their parents from REHAU for several years. Their parents appreciated all her help in school, and they graduated from Cullman High School thanks to the seeds that Margot planted in those children. Some of those students and parents  still  stay  in contact with her.

She helped in the First United Methodist Church Hispanic Ministry as a tutor, and also taught art to the children and youth. She was a great inspiration to those less fortunate children and youth.  She has been helping  the First United Methodist Church Music Dept. organizing their music material since 1974.

I strongly feel Margot Tanner is most deserving of this recognition as an Unsung Hero. 

— Nominated by Berta Pylant