I wanted to submit someone into your contest for who I think is an inspiring and special individual in the city of poughkeepsie. My boyfriend, Sam Loussedes owns a barbershop on Delafield, also known as Sam’s Barbershop. This guy truly loves Poughkeepsie and everything that comes with it. From hosting fundraisers to help different charities (like Astor last year), he is constantly trying to do things to help our community as a whole. His style with barbering is very different from any other shop I’ve been in to, and he is sure to make everyone feel welcome that not only walks into his shop, but people who simply walk by on the street. I don’t know many people who feel passionate about this city, but I do know that Sam does, and always has.