Dana Hamilton is This Week's Hometown Hero

If you've been to the Fazoli's in Owensboro sometime in the last 20 years, you may know this week's Hometown Hero.

Posted: Dec 6, 2021 11:24 AM
Updated: Dec 6, 2021 1:09 PM

If you've been to the Fazoli's in Owensboro sometime in the last 20 years, you may know this week's Hometown Hero.

"We have surely been blessed."

Dana Hamilton is proof of positivity. She's currently a worker at the Fazoli's in Owensboro, a job she's proudly held for 21 years.

"I work on my breadsticks," says Hamilton. "I work with all my friends there. I usually help out with Keith and Ryan. All my friends are there."

Hamilton started the job at 18 years old.

"They tell me I'm the one they want," says Hamilton. "How many breadsticks they want. I always work so hard for them and I'm very proud of my teammates at work."

Hamilton is known by the community for her hard work and bright attitude.

"There have been some really good managers," says Willie Hamilton, Dana's mother. "There have been wonderful people who whenever she's needed help, she has such a good time."

Dana has given back to so many people throughout the years, but her mom says she's seen the biggest impact in her daughter.

"All that makes such a difference and it's as good as much for her social and mental as it is for anything," says Hamilton. "She has become a wonderful, caring, happy young woman and that's all you want for your children is to know they are happy."

Along with taking the Friday and Saturday shifts at the restaurant, Dana also stays busy through dance and other community activities. Something that means the world to her mom.

"There are opportunities out there and because of that we just feel like we need to pay back to give to the younger generation so they know what is available," says Hamilton.

So, if you happen to stop by and say hi, Dana has a few recommendations on what to try.

"I like their pizzas or lasagna."

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It was another cool, though overall pleasant day across the Tri-State - after only seeing temperatures dive as low as 22° early this morning, peak temperatures ended up climbing a few degrees higher than Thursday's; that being said, Evansville’s high temperature of 27° Was still 15° below average for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, temperatures will gradually fall for 23° around dinner time back down to 19° by10 PM. A weak northerly wind flow most of the night paired with our crystal clear skies will cause temperatures to of fall back down into the mid to low teens once again - Evansville's anticipated low temperature of 12° will mark or coolest since the morning of January 7th.
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