Taylor woman to be honored during pre-game ceremony of July 13 MLB All-Star Game

Taylor resident Terry Grahl will be honored as an "All-Star" in the "All-Stars Among Us" campaign sponsored by Major League Baseball and People Magazine. Grahl will be one of 30 "All-Stars Among Us" recognized during the pre-game ceremony of the 81st Major League Baseball Game beginning at 8 p.m. July 13.

Grahl is in Anaheim, California, for the All-Star Game, which will be broadcast on Fox.

The "All-Stars Among Us" campaign recognizes individuals who serve their communities in extraordinary ways. Grahl's Enghanted Makeovers is an internationally recognized non-profit organization that refurbishes shelters for women and children.

A Detroit Tigers fan, Grahl actually will represent the Cleveland Indians at the game. She was nominated for the recognition by a staff member at Laura's Home, which is a crisis center branch of the City Mission in Cleveland. One of 90 nominees for the award, Grahl was one of 30 selected as "All-Stars" during a nationwide vote on the website www.PeopleAllStars.com.

In January 2007, Grahl established Enchanted Makeovers to turn shelters into “places of peace and possibilities.” In addition to providing new paint,  handmade items and furnishings, the organization does national outreach to raise awareness of the plight of women and children in shelters and the importance of beauty and hope.

In recognition of her honor, Grahl was presented a proclamation from the City of Taylor's elected officials during the July 6 City Council meeting.
The proclamation congratulated Grahl on being "a true All-Star" and thanked her "for making a positive difference in her hometown of Taylor and beyond."

For more on Terry Grahl and Enchanted Makeovers, visit www.EnchantedMakeovers.org.

Taylor Mayor Jeffrey P. Lamarand presents a proclamation from the City of Taylor to
"All-Star" Terry Grahl.