Baker, Richert Main Street Illinois volunteers of the year
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[November 09, 2011]
On Oct. 26, Illinois Main Street awards
were presented at the fall conference in Galesburg. As a
volunteer-driven program, the organization gives recognition to
volunteers who have exhibited tireless hours of dedication in
carrying out the goals of Main Street programs. Two individuals were
nominated as a team who work together, either completing a project
or tasks of the organization. Jacquelyn Baker and Theresa Richert
were nominated by Wanda Lee Rohlfs, executive director of Main
Street Lincoln, and were chosen to receive the award by judges Amy
Martin, Lauren Adkins and Mitzi Brandenburg.
Baker and Richert have been an active team at Main Street Lincoln
since 2008, and each has worked over 1,000 hours per year over the
past four years. They were the grant administrators for the Illinois
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial grant awarded to Main Street Lincoln.
Since then they have spent many hours for Main Street on the Looking
for Lincoln Coalition project, annual dinners, Christmas activities,
fundraisers and window displays for the Main Street Lincoln office.
They actively assist with any project, whether it is National Small
Business Week, Main Street Day at the state fair, National Train Day
or visiting the downtown businesses with handouts.
Baker and Richert will be the grand marshals of the Lincoln
Christmas Parade this year. Community representatives like these two
enhance the quality of life in a community.
in becoming a part of this year's Christmas parade can do so by
filling out the forms listed below:
[Text from file received from
Main Street Lincoln]