Ann Seal is This Week's Hometown Hero

This week's Hometown Hero is serving up much more than your favorite breakfast items.

Posted: Jun 12, 2021 1:26 PM
Updated: Jun 12, 2021 8:49 PM

One Tri-State woman is serving up much more than your favorite breakfast items.

If you've visited the Donut Bank on Diamond Avenue in Evansville, chances are you've had the pleasure of meeting Ann Seal.

"It's like a family over here," says Seal.

With your coffee and donut, Ann provides top-notch customer service.

"The main thing is the coffee situation," says Seal. "You know you gotta get the coffee ready and the tea, and see the donuts are in their places which they always are."

Her morning routine is one she's had the last 20 years.

"I kept thinking you know, maybe I need to do something different," says Seal.

In 2001, Ann applied for a job at Donut Bank with different intentions.

"I was planning on doing it for 6 months just see if I could," says Seal. "20 years later, I'm still here."

At the time she was 65 years old looking for something to keep her busy. Now, two decades later, she's still serving up more than what sits behind the bakery glass.

Hundreds of people pass through morning by morning looking forward to starting their day with a cup of Joe and conversation.

"They are not just customers," says Seal. "They are people, they are family."

Ann says it's the love for her job that keeps her coming back each day.

And if you're wondering what you should order next time, take it from someone who has tried it all.

"I like them all," says Seal. "The one I really am not crazy about are the fruit fritters because I don't like apples."

Ann Seal is this week's Hometown Hero.

"I'm just me," says Seal. "I mean what you see is what you get. Whether you like it or not."

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