Citizen of the Year

Posted by on Apr 28, 2009 in Community, Neighborhood | 0 comments

19th Ward Community Association
Citizen/Merchant of the Year Awards Dinner

Saturday, June 20

Reception 5:30 pm – Dinner 6:15 pm
Unity Health, St. Mary’s Campus Auditorium
89 Genesee Street (free parking in garage)
Tickets on sale now: $20 per person
Call 328-6571 to reserve your tickets

As reported in the May 2009 issue of Update 19:

Congratulations to our 2009 Citizen of the Year, Susan Morehouse. Susan’s nominator wrote of the work she has done in founding and leading the “Arnett Block Club, one of the most active Block Clubs in the Ward. Susan brings in guest speakers, organizes numerous activities and maintains an ongoing dialog with the police about drug use and drug houses in the area. She is responsible for organizing the Block Club’s summer event that draws people of all ages for a day of community building activities.”

When informed of her selection as Citizen of the Year, Susan modestly claimed that she has a wonderful team of volunteers who work on these projects. True, but an effective team needs an effective leader. Susan is known for her persistence in working with City Hall, seeking donations and bringing people together to improve the quality of life in the Ward. Her newest project is sprucing up the foyer of the Arnett Library with a new community bulletin board and coat of paint.

If you have not yet seen the neighborhood garden Susan organized (and personally mows, weeds, waters, etc.), stop in at the corner of Arnett and Wellington. Susan’s creativity has transformed a neighborhood eyesore into a restful, beautiful space to stop and enjoy the butterflies expected to visit this summer.

Susan and her husband, Bill, have lived on Wellington Ave. since 1976. Their beautiful home has been featured on 19th Ward House Tours. Susan is an accomplished harpist who teaches privately and offers therapeutic music to hospitals and nursing homes. She has produced two CDs of her music, which can be purchased at Creators Hands or directly from Susan.

Thank you, Susan, for all you do to make the 19th Ward a great place to live.

Please join us in honoring one of our own for her graceful contributions to our community.

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