December 31, 2009.
Rita Savard, The Sun
Some roared into the spotlight. Others worked quietly behind the scenes. But all caught our attention with their stories in 2009. In no particular order, here is the The Sun’s third-annual list of the most fascinating people of the year:
#22. Megan Harrah Two years ago, the fatigue-clad Air Force staff sergeant was perched in a turret in Tikrit, Iraq, an automatic weapon in her hand. Today, her weapons of choice are a pair of sharp shears and a blow-dryer. Harrah returned home from Iraq with the Air Force and Army combat medals after her vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb. No longer able to serve, the 26-year-old combined her military know-how and passion for art to become her own boss. She owns and operates the Eyeful Beauty salon on Middle Street in downtown Lowell.