Several members had an opportunity in November to witness an acknowledgement of community organizing at its finest. LWVGG member Roxanne Junge was thanked by a grateful Glenview Park District as she retired as the Farmers' Market manager.
As the loving tribute explained, Roxanne had taken Glenview's small, faltering Farmers' Market, and through diligent work and unbridled enthusiasm, turned it into the robust, vibrant jewel it is today. Roxanne established a system which allows those who receive state assistance to purchase food to do so at the market, ensuring that healthy food is available to everyone in our community.
Though Roxanne brought many skills to this job, this was the first time she had ever managed a large farmers' market. She saw a need, had an interest, and jumped in to make things better for our whole community. Thank you for your service, Roxanne!