Caterpillar employee named "Big Brother of the Year"

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DECATUR – An employee at Decatur's Caterpillar received a huge honor.

Alan Fedrigon, 54, of Shelbyville was named 2015 Illinois Big Brother of the Year.

Friends, volunteers, and Fedrigon's little brother Deonte surprised him at work.

“I'm overwhelmed. I'm really overwhelmed by it,” Fedrigon said.

“There's a lot of people who do this throughout the area, the state, and the nation and I'm just one of them.”

Deloris Brown, principal at Stephen Decatur in Decatur, took Fedrigon's little brother, Deonte, out of school and drove him to Caterpillar so he could be there for the celebration.

Fedrigon's dedication and commitment to Deonte is what stood out among the other volunteers across the state.

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