Helms receives Hometown Hero Award
The Eufaula Alumni Association, in partnership with Eufaula Schools, has presented the 2nd Hometown Hero Award to Becky Helms.
This award will be presented prior to each home football game this season, with the recipient receiving a recognition plaque. A Hometown Hero is someone who embodies service to others and commitment to the Eufaula Community. If you would like to nominate an individual for this award, please contact any of the Eufaula Alumni Association officers.
During recent homecoming activities, Eufaula Alumni Officers, Jeanette Smith, Kathy Turner, Lori Curtis and Leslie Bassett presented the award to someone “who is selfless and humble without measure, and it shows through her countless volunteer hours to Eufaula Schools, her church and the entire Eufaula community.”
Becky Helms and her family came to Eufaula, as weekenders in 1970. They moved permanently in 1976. They lived in Checotah School district, but knew immediately they wanted to be Ironheads.
She graduated in 1978 from EHS. Becky married her HS sweetheart, Rodney Helms, and together they had two Ironheads, and are now proud grandparents to Harper and Heath.
Becky’s selfless generosity has been felt throughout the Eufaula community. She held the office of Band Booster treasurer from 1995- 2012. During those years Becky spent countless hours in the concession stands, along with other duties, and she was an integral part of growing the Whole Hawg Band Craft show into an event! No doubt, she loves the Pride of Eufaula, as her son, Rusty is the current EHS band director.
She, along with husband Rodney, have donated thousands of hours and work to design and create storage for band uniforms, hats, painting storage building, designing and creating props, parking cars at contest, and the list goes on and on, Just to help our young students succeed. She’s even been known to drive a bus, when needed, that’s probably why so many students refer to her as Momma Helms.
Band is not the only organization to benefit from her giving nature. Becky and her best friend, Renee Duke, spent 8 years at the helm of the Eufaula Alumni Association, raising funds, planning parades, banquets, etc. all to insure the future of that organization, when no one else would take the positions.
Becky is also a member of the Eufaula Church of Christ. When the church was damaged, due to arson, she and Rodney were more than eager to help with clean up and rebuilding, in an hour of need.
To add the cherry on top, she and Rodney have been local business owners for over 35 years.
There are numerous other ways that Becky has lent her helping hand, not mentioned. She is the epitome of a Eufaula graduate who has given back to her community in countless ways! Her boundless kindness and giving soul are a tremendous asset to all who are fortunate to know her. These are the qualities that make her Eufaula Alumni Association’s Hometown Hero!