Wednesday, November 09, 2011
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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.

Those interested 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]

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