A Manitowoc teen is receiving statewide recognition for her dedication to community service. Lia Haile launched the “Hopeful Hearts Club” back in 2012, which provides assistance to children and families in the Manitowoc homeless shelter, Hope House. She puts together gift baskets, and throws parties for children who would otherwise not be able to have one. For her efforts, Haile will receive a “Hometown Hero” award from the State Assembly on May 2nd. Manitowoc Representative Paul Tittl praised Haile saying, “I think for her to shine a little bit of light into somebody’s birthday when their having problems with their family I think that’s just an awesome thing,”