Bow woman honored for her generosity
Helen Fellows of Bow was honored as a recipient of the Bellwether Community Champion Award, presented to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to their community. On Aug. 27, Fellows threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a New Hampshire Fisher Cats game and was celebrated during an on field pregame presentation. She was joined by her son, Myrton Fellows Sr., and grandson, Myrton Fellows Jr. For more than 45 years, Fellows has been a champion for mothers and babies in New Hampshire. More than 40 years ago, after her son was born three months early, an anonymous donor helped her family with hospital bills. She discovered this when she went to the hospital to pay those bills and decided that she would repay this anonymous donor by giving back to the March of Dimes, an organization that helps many families who are experiencing difficulties after the birth of a child. Every year since, she has volunteered and raised funds for the March of Dimes, most recently raising more than $1,400 for the New Hampshire chapter.