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A Shining Star: Paige Wilcutt

By ASHLEY BERKERY

Paige Wilcutt and her daughter, Ellie.

Communities like Homewood thrive when people like Paige Wilcutt live here.
As a part time accountant, spin instructor, school treasurer, room mother, Brownie leader, and neighborhood advocate and watch chairperson, believe it or not, Paige has also recently taken to sewing for her daughter, Ellie, in her spare time.

A University of Alabama graduate, Wilcutt has lived in Homewood since 1993, where she has since met her husband, Mitch, and started her family. She works three days a week at Mountain Brook’s Emmet O’Neal Library where she handles the foundation’s accounting. Continue reading

Homewood Shining Star: Ben Wayne Gibson Jr.

By Ashley Berkery

Ben Wayne Gibson Jr.

Ben Wayne Gibson Jr.

If you shop in the Publix in The Edgemont Center on Greensprings Highway in Homewood, you have mostly likely heard, “Hey Wayne,” a time or two.

That’s because Ben Wayne Gibson Jr. works there.

An encourager with his words and actions, he is a true light to those who are blessed to know him and cross paths with him. He has worked there since the store opened in 2003. His smile is contagious and he greets everyone who enters and leaves the store with a friendly, “Hello.”  To those he knows personally, Wayne always asks about their family and is quick to reach out for a hug. He is quick to keep customers updated on his sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew, who live in Germany.

“Wayne is a people person,” said his mom, Dawn Gibson.  “Don’t be surprised if he asks to come to your party if your grocery cart has yummy items in it.”

Wayne, 37, finished Homewood High School in 1994 after attending Homewood Middle School and Shades Cahaba Elementary School.  When he walked across the stage at his high school graduation, his mother says he received the loudest applause of any other member of his class.

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