It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Batavia Downs Gaming with help from our friends at WNY Heroes who help us with our nominations every week.  This week, our Hometown Hero from Appleton, NY is United States Navy SeaBee Nina Prica!

She served in the US Navy Seabees from 2000 to 2008 as a steelworker. The Navy was something she had wanted to do as far back as anyone in her family can remember. She was deployed to Puerto Rico, Spain, Bulgaria, Guam and Kuwait to name a few places. Every time she was home one leave she would go visit her sisters' class and talk to them about life in the military and go to local Girl Scout troop meetings to talk with the girls. She is a member of the local Team RWB chapter. Nina now works as a staffing consultant and loves working with local veterans resources to help find jobs for veterans.

So today, on her birthday, we would like to say thank you to Nina Prica - our Hometown Hero of the week! .

If you would like to see a picture of Nina, get to!  While you’re there, nominate your own Hometown Hero. We like to honor both active duty and veteran heroes from right here in Western New York.

Thanks once again to Nina Prica from the United States Navy, our Hometown Hero of the week!