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2018 Community Excellence Award

Proclamation Honoring St. John Lutheran Church
2018 Community Excellence Award

WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Ashwaubenon wishes to annually honor an organization or person who makes extraordinary efforts to improve our community; and

WHEREAS, St. John Lutheran Church was formed June 23, 1873 and has continuously served Ashwaubenon for 145 years, often without recognition; and

WHEREAS, as the Ashwaubenon community grew in population over the years, St. John Lutheran Church also experienced growth in their mission and outreach; and

WHEREAS, St. John Lutheran Church expanded its ministry in September of 1992 by opening Early Footsteps Christian Preschool, which served children of both congregation and community for 19 years; and

WHEREAS, the “Stocked Shelves Food Pantry at St. John” ministry served the local community for 15 years before achieving 501C (3) status and continues to receive food donations from St. John members, neighbors, businesses, school’s food drives and fellow places of worship and distributes said donations for those in need; and

WHEREAS, in June of 2012, St. John Lutheran Church began serving Ashwaubenon residents as an Election Day polling location for Wards 9 & 10; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, with the deepest of appreciation of these efforts in community outreach, the VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF ASHWAUBENON does hereby recognize and award ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH the 2018 COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE AWARD.

Dated this 22nd day of January, 2019