Above Left: My Hubby Tony & I at the 2011 Holiday Train! Cottage Grove always has a huge show of support for our local Friends-In-Need Foodshelf. Center: My whole family, back in 2014 at the River Oaks Santa Breakfast. Our youngest granddaughter and grandson weren't born yet. Above Right: Our dog, Honey, at a ribbon cutting and tour of Hound Around Resort.
Above Left: Gathering with other Housing Advocates to meet with our State Senator Katie Sieben. This was for the "Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Day on the Hill 2012". Above center: I am with Rep. Dan Schoen after a press conference in 2013. I spoke about the importance of the services and programs that support people in poverty. Above Right: At the Capitol for "Early Childhood Day on the Hill 2011". Meeting with a couple other advocates (from CG) to talk to legislators about the importance of quality child care and early education.
The Union Depot as it is being restored and reconstructed for future use as a multi-modal transit station. I met a college student there from Cottage Grove who is studying transportation development. I'm so glad to be serving on a couple transportation commissions that are moving things forward for the future of transportation.
All pictures of Stone Soup Thrift Shop Annual "Soup-er Bowl" Events. Volunteering is a family thing! Above Left: Me with some of my family who volunteered for the 2011 event. Above Center: a view of the crowd at the 2012 event. That's my Husband Tony & Daughter Harlee in the red t-shirts and son John in the white (lower corner). Above Right: Me, Tony, Harlee & her friend Kallie.
More recent family pics. Left: River Oaks Santa Breakfast 2015, just missing my Army son and his wife. Two Grand Babies are hiding, one under that blue shirt next to Tony and the other under the green sweater in the center behind Me. Right: Happy Grammy with all five beautiful Grandkids, Aug. 2016. Benny 3, Henry 10 days, Joy 7 mo. Charlotte 5, Sawyer 2. I am blessed!