[Julie Walker for Shaw Media]
[Pat Graceffa accepts the Sugar Grove Chapter of Modern Woodmen of America’s Hometown Hero Award presented to her by Modern Woodmen of America financial representative Steve Wellington on Sept. 24 at the Sugar Grove Public Library.]
That’s because Sugar Grove resident Pat Graceffa was named hometown hero by the Modern Woodmen of America’s Sugar Grove chapter at the Sugar Grove Public Library on Sept. 24.
Steve Wellington, financial representative for the Modern Woodmen, explained why Graceffa was the best candidate for the hometown hero honor.
“A number of people just thought that she was a wonderful choice because she gives back to the community in so many ways from the Corn Boil to the Friends of the Library, to other organizations like the food pantry here in Sugar Grove,” Wellington said. “She is just an enormous asset to our community. And it’s just a small way that we can say ‘thank you.’”
Wellington added that Graceffa has led, organized and recruited people to serve.