Friday, May 25, 2012

Wagner Farm's 1st "Super Senior"

Posted by Allyson

One of our volunteers, Paul Spanier, was honored as a “Super Senior” at the North Shore Senior Center yesterday for his contributions to Wagner Farm. Paul was among 48 seniors recognized for their volunteer efforts at the NSSC’s 39th Annual Super Senior Day. Paul has been a longtime supporter and volunteer of the farm. His involvement began nearly a decade ago as a founding member of the Friends of Wagner Farm, the official support group for the farm. Since then, Paul has been involved in all facets of the farm’s operation from securing donations though Illinois Tool Works, recruiting new volunteers, and organizing tour groups to growing and harvesting crops, overseeing the planting and care of the kitchen garden, and restoring antique farm equipment. The unwavering support and commitment of Paul and the more than 2,000 Super Seniors honored by NSSC over the years serves as an inspiration to all and exemplifies the true and honest spirit of volunteerism. Without him, the farm would not be the beloved community treasure that it is today. Please join us in congratulating Paul on this great honor when you see him at the farm!