As 2012 comes to a close, Lutz Patch is taking a look back at some of the stories we've covered since the site launched in August, as we look forward to a new year in the Lutz community.
One of our favorites this year was the story of Olympic Gold Medalist Tianna Madison's visit to Shriners Hospital for Children Tampa.
Madison, 26, of Lutz, led the United States women’s relay team to victory in London’s 2012 Olympics. It was the first time since 1992 the American women’s 4-x-100 meter relay team finished first in the event. They also set a new world record.
Patients such as Rebecca McCormack, 12, couldn’t take her eyes off the woman seated beside her with a gold medal dangling from her neck.
If you want to read the full story, you can find it here: Olympic Gold Medalist From Lutz Wows Shriners Hospital Crowd
Stay tuned for more highlights in the coming days.