Tom MacLaughlin

Tom MacLaughlin should be honored with the Sunshine Award for his genuine, caring, charismatic personality. Growing up with Tom as my neighbor has helped shape me into the person I am today. He taught me how to play hockey, to pitch in softball, gave me a good taste in the arts, and is all-around a great human. Anyone who has met or interacted with Tom will say the same thing: he truly is the most caring person you will meet. Whether it be striking up a conversation about the Eau Claire Bears, his favorite musician - Buddy Guy, or how to Photoshop flyaways in a picture, he will keep you entertained. Tom should win the Sunshine Award as a little thank you for all of his dedication to brightening up the Eau Claire community.