Haight Village Awards presented
Sixty passionate preservationists attended the lasagna dinner March 20 at the former YWCA gymnasium. Thirty-five gold pins were given for contributions in efforts to preserve, protect and further improve Haight Village Historic District while encouraging growth of neighborhood community spirit and involvement within the Haight Village Historic District and neighboring community organizations. Six homeowners were given Pretty in Paint awards to recognize that a new coat of paint is a prideful proclamation of love and respect for our homes and our neighborhood.
Pretty in Paint awards for exterior paint presentations completed in 2001: Dayna & Jay Willfong, 219 Kishwaukee St.; Painters: Dayna & Jay Willfong. Louise & Roland Poska, 326 S. 2nd St. Painter: Perennial Painters. Roseann & Milton Shatswell, 629 Grove St. Painter: Dan Graves.
Pretty in Paint awards, 2002: Karen & Al Saethre, 319 S. 3rd St. Painter: C.T. Painting. Lori Gustafson & Wally Hansen, 415 May St. Painter: Lori Gustafson. Diane & Joe Dailing, 620 Grove St. Painter: Dan Graves.
Recognition pins were given to individuals who have helped in Haight Villages mission to preserve, protect and further improve Haight Village Historic District, while encouraging growth of neighborhood community spirit and involvement within the Haight Village Historic District and neighboring community organizations. Community recipients were: Mayor Doug Scott; Doug Mark, Alderman & Historic Preservation; Ginny Gregory, Community Development & Historic Preservation; Barb Nelson, Community Foundation; Matt Gibbons, Rockford Police Community Officer; Sue Crandall, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau; Jerry Paulson, Natural Land Institute; Sarah Skorija, River District; Kim Wheeler, River District; Bill Beard, River District; Pam Hein, River District & Historic Preservation; Mike Sjorgren, Millennium Center; Nate Sjorgren, Divine Cup.
Resident recipients are: Carol Anderson, Gary Anderson, Diane Dailing, Joe Dailing, Janell Drolsum, Barbara Fell, Lori Gustafson, Wally Hansen, Jamie Terre Hawk, Luther Hill, Steve Jaycox, Chuck Ludeke, Jeanne Ludeke, Mike Miller, Mike Molander, Scott Prine, Lynn Rynkewicz, David Sidney, Dayna Willfong, Jay Willfong.