Nominted by: Lynne Ross and Judy Parsons
Erin lives in Chester in front of her sewing machine, except when she takes time to volunteer at the Summer Tuesday evening Picnic in the Park concerts, and when she attends the Chester Farmers Market on Friday mornings to sell homemade Face Masks with 100% of the proceeds going to Chester PRO Kids. To date, Erin has raised over $10,000 since last Spring through the sale of her homemade masks. There are not may benefits or fundraisers in Chester that Erin has not impacted: the costumes at the Chester Playhouse, Coldest Day of the Year at the Fo’c’sle; volunteer food server at Chester Area Middle School, Line Dancing classes, Harvest Jam, 50/50 Draw for Our Health Centre, PPE’s for Shoreham residents and sings with the Studio Singers. During Covid-19 lockdown, Erin’s adaptability, and concern for the health of her community has manifested in the switching of “Trivia at the Fo’c’sle” to a Facebook page so everyone can benefit from a brain stretch and fun at home. The projects mentioned above would not have been available without the initiative, foresight and organizing skills that Erin has contributed. Our community is much richer in spirit, inclusion, education, and fun because of Erin’s dedicated involvement.