I have been a member of the Friends for approximately 5 years. I decided to join after being approached by a few members of the Friends who presented the opportunity for me to work alongside them and contribute to the promotion and growth of the group. Being from Poynette since 1985, I had watched the commitment of people involved and the various accomplishments along the way. It was only natural to want to see and be part of such an outstanding effort for our community.
For the last 8 years my family and I have volunteered with the Maple Syrup Festival and have continued to add to our involvement each year. We enjoy participating in the various activities held and sponsored by the group — Fall Festival, Pope and Young, and several training and youth mentoring programs over the years. It’s a great opportunity to work alongside the community and develop life long bonds while sharing a mutual passion for our vision.
As a member of the Friends and most recently elected to the Board, we can collectively carryout the voices of our community and ensure the longevity of continued outdoor education to not only local schools but to neighboring communities as well. This has always been near and dear to our hearts and we have met some really great people along the way. I am anxiously awaiting becoming a part of future endeavors.