Saturday, February 25, 2012

Roxanne is honored

This post is by Todd

At this weeks Glenview Park Board meeting one of our own was recognized for her community efforts this past year. The following comments were made by Board President Angie Katsamakis.

"In her role as the Glenview Farmers Market manager, Roxanne Junge recognized that there were those in the community who struggled to afford fresh fruits and vegetables. Following the example of programs offered in Chicago, Roxanne helped craft a program that allowed participants in the LINK food assistance program to redeem their benefits at the Glenview market. To provide further incentive, she sought thousands of dollars in private community donations to match the LINK benefits for the users which meant that their funds went twice as far.
The Glenview Farmers Market LINK program made its debut in June 2011. It was the first of its kind in the entire State of Illinois and is being modeled in other communities.
Roxanne was active in transitioning the Glenview Farmers Market from the Glenview Metra Train Station, where it was sponsored by the Glenview Women of Today organization, to its present location at Wagner Farm in 2007, where it has grown exponentially. Her efforts to make the market accessible and welcoming to all, no matter their economic level or national origin, is a shining example of community volunteerism and support. "

Congratulations to Roxanne on a great honor.