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Brewers Community Achievers: Paul Druecke

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the program. Fans can nominate their Community Achiever online or pick up a nomination form at the Guest Relations Booth on the Field Level Concourse at Miller Park during the season.

This month’s honoree is Paul Druecke, an essential part of Milwaukee’s growing conceptual art scene and a positive figure in Riverwest since the late ’90s.

Paul Druecke

In 2000, Paul christened a portion of the Holton St. Bridge as Blue Dress Park and has co-hosted dozens of events there. The park represents people’s ability to imagine things as greater than what they appear and in 2010, Paul, along with a group of artists, historians and city planners, started an advocacy group to celebrate the existence and values of the park.

Paul’s years of dedication to the conceptual art community and his 15 years of volunteering commitment to the under-appreciated spaces in Milwaukee have brought awareness to the under-recognized parts of Milwaukee.

Thank you, Paul for your passion for the arts!

Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?

Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.

-Cait

 

Brewers Community Achievers: Dr. Marla Lichtenberger

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the program. Fans can nominate their Community Achiever online or pick up a nomination form at the Guest Relations Booth on the Field Level Concourse at Miller Park during the season.

This month’s honoree is Dr. Marla Lichtenberger. Dr. Lichtenberger is a veterinary specialist and owner of Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals. Her professional contributions are extensive, having served on the executive board of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, President of the Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association and PR Chair for the College of Emergency and Critical Care committee. She is a frequent international speaker on emergency and critical care for small animals and exotics as well as a published researcher.

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After seeing and treating numerous police canines at her hospital, Dr. Lichtenberger was touched by the strong bond between human officer and canine. She was compelled to step in and help prevent serious injury and/or death of the canines, so she started the MECA Foundation. The MECA Foundation’s mission aims to provide total wellness for Wisconsin police K-9’s offering early veterinary care, purchasing and training forpolice departments, outfitting the K-9’s with protective vests, supplying the police K-9 unit with needed equipment and more.

Every year Dr. Lichtenberger holds the MECA “Vest a K-9 Fest” to raise funds to further her mission of providing every police canine throughout Wisconsin with a life-saving vest.

Dr. Lichtenberger’s compassion for animals and unparalleled dedication to educating and protecting our pets, our police canines, and all animals makes her a deserving recipient of the Community Achievers Award.

Thank you, Marla for making a difference in the community!

Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?

Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.

-Cait

 

Brewers Community Achievers: E.B. Garner

The Brewers Community Achievers Programrecognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the program. Fans can nominate their Community Achiever online or pick up a nomination form at the

This month’s honoree is E.B. Garner who holds an annual fishing clinic in Washington Park. E.B. hosted his 18th event, which brought over 200 participants. The clinic is held on Wisconsin’s ‘Free Fun’ weekend so that all anglers have the opportunity to fish without being inhibited by cost.

Garner is head of the Fishing Club of Milwaukee and partners with the Urban Ecology Center to hold fishing outings. Garner’s connection to Washington Park runs deep since he worked there as a County Parks employee. Fishing is a skill he learned as a kid and he’s been passing that skill on to neighborhood kids for the past 19 years.

As a winner of the award, E.B. received four game tickets to tonight’s game, on-field acknowledgement and the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game, along with a Brewers Community Achiever certificate and a gift bag filled with Brewers memorabilia.

Thank you, E.B. for making a difference in the community!

Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?

Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Community Achievers: Elaine Jacks

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

This month’s honoree is Elaine Jacks. Elaine was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Cardinals game at Miller Park and also threw out a first pitch.

Elaine Jacks

There was an empty city lot where a building had burned down a few years ago. Elaine found a way to turn that empty lot into Gateway Community Garden. She worked with the City of Sheboygan, Sheboygan Neighborhood Pride and the Gateway Neighborhood Association and was able to get the city to hook up water for the garden. Elaine recruited volunteers to help build raised beds, compost bins and tool storage boxes. She was also able to get professional horticulturists to plant a flowers and secured the donation of a decorative fence for the garden. Elaine also organized a network of people to help handicapped gardeners. Now, each year people form the neighborhood can rent one of the raised boxes to grow their own fruit, vegetables and flowers. Elaine has also provided two fruit trees and berry bushes for anyone in the area to use. In its second year, the neighborhood has a beautiful, flourishing garden thanks to Elaine.

Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?

Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the Community Achievers Award program.

-Cait

@CMOYER

Brewers Community Achievers: Jeffrey Hansen

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

This month’s honoree is Jeffrey Hansen. Jeffrey was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Marlins game at Miller Park and also threw out a first pitch.

Jeff Hansen

Jeff Hansen

Jeff noticed that during the family holidays when he would visit his loved one, 81 percent of the seniors were picked up for the weekend by their families, but many seniors were left alone, spending the holidays by themselves without a hot meal.

On Christmas Day in 1986, Community Projects for Seniors began by serving 100 meals to low income seniors who were abandoned by their family while residing in subsidize housing. As the founder and executive director of Community Projects for Seniors, Jeff’s goal is to provide joy to low-income seniors and help lessen loneliness and depression during the holidays.  Today, Community Projects for Seniors serves more than 15,000 meals every year. With the help of volunteers, the free meals are delivered right to the seniors’ doorsteps so they don’t have to travel to a meal site during cold weather. Individuals served by Community Projects for Seniors know they can count on a hearty meal, a smile and a kind word from a caring volunteer.

 

Thank you, Jeff for your great work in the community!

Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?

Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the Community Achievers Award program.

-Cait

@CMOYER

Brewers Community Achievers: Tammy Conforti

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

This month’s honoree is Tammy Conforti. Tammy was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Indians game at Miller Park and also threw out a first pitch.

Tammy is the founder and President of The Kenosha Dream Playground Project. Tammy has worked as a teaching assistant for children with special needs in the Kenosha Unified School District for the past 16 years. She became inspired to start this project after seeing a handicap-accessible swing while on vacation in South Dakota. Upon her return from that vacation, she started on her quest  with a mere $300 of her own funds from her craft sales that she was saving for a trip to Hawaii.

Tammy has been advocating and educating for a fully inclusive and handicap-accessible playground in Kenosha for the past three years. She regularly speaks at meetings of the Kenosha Parks Commission and Common Council to share her vision. She formed a committee of area residents to help her spread the word on the need for an accessible inclusive play area and organized a public/private partnership with the City of Kenosha and the Kenosha Achievement Center. Tammy has presented her vision at numerous schools, churches and community service organizations in Southeastern Wisconsin. In just under three years, Tammy has raised over one million dollars and her dream will become a reality this September as the Kenosha Dream Playground will be built by volunteers in a community build.

Thank you, Tammy for your perseverance and hard work in the community!

Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?

Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the Community Achievers Award program.

-Cait

@CMOYER

Brewers Community Achievers: Margaret Wendt

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

This month’s honoree is Margaret Wendt. Margaret was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Mets game at Miller Park and also threw out a first pitch:

Mary Wendt

Margaret serves as an ambassador for the Mary Kay Foundation, which supports cancer initiatives for women and domestic violence prevention and education. With Margaret’s leadership, she spearheaded their largest fundraiser, Project Pink, which raised over $15,000. As a Mark Kay sales rep, Margaret donates baskets to several non-profit organizations and schools in support of their fundraising efforts. She also shares her fashion style with students at Mount Mary and Marquette University in support of the Dress for Success program.  When Margaret isn’t spearheading fundraisers or walking the runaway for several nonprofit fashion shows, she is hosting Pampering Nights which provides complimentary makeovers to women at the Women’s Center of Waukesha and Sojourner Family Peace Center.

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Some of Margaret’s colleagues from Mary Kay got to take in BP this afternoon.

Thank you, Margaret!

Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?

Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the Community Achievers Award program.

-Cait

@CMOYER

Brewers Community Achievers: Patrick Mickelsen

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

This month’s honoree is Patrick Mickelsen. Patrick was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Giants game at Miller Park and also threw out a first pitch:

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In 1978, Patrick received a fresh turkey from his place of employment.  He considered himself to be pretty blessed so he wanted to help those less fortunate, so he decided to donate the turkey.  He encouraged some of his friends and co-workers to do the same. After a great response, The Turkey Club was born.  The Turkey Club was founded for the sole purpose of providing turkeys to families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday.  All turkeys collected are donated to food pantries and meal programs in Milwaukee, Washington, Jefferson and Waukesha counties.  The Turkey Club hosts a number of fundraising activities to help purchase turkeys.  Patrick, the founder and president of The Turkey Club have put in a great deal of time and support for the past 36 years.  Because of his commitment and dedication to families in need are able to have a bountiful dinner.

Thank you, Patrick!

Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?

Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the Community Achievers Award program.

-Cait

@CMOYER

Brewers Community Achievers: Beth David

The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

The first honoree of 2015, Beth David, was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Reds game at Miller Park and also threw out a first pitch:

Brewers Sr. Director of Community Relations Katina Shaw (left) presents our April Community Achiever Beth David with a jersey.

Brewers Sr. Director of Community Relations Katina Shaw (left) presents our April Community Achiever Beth David with a jersey.

Beth David shakes hands with Coach Joe Crawford after tossing a first pitch at tonight's game.

Beth David shakes hands with Coach Joe Crawford after tossing a first pitch at tonight’s game.

As the founder of Racine Uncovered and We Are Racine (WAR) Advocacy Center, Beth is changing lives one person at a time. The WAR Center provides assistance and resources for individuals and families in improving the quality of life in Racine. Beth helps underprivileged kids by providing lunch and activities during the summer and help with homework during the school year. This year, she coordinated PeaceFest for the residents of Racine, to help bridge the gap with Police Officers and Firefighters so everyone can work together for positive change and get our community back. Beth has worked tirelessly and unselfishly to make lives better for the residents in Racine.

Thank you, Beth, for serving families in need and making the community a better place.

Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?

Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the Community Achievers Award program.

-Cait

@CMOYER

Brewers Community Achievers: Lila Haile

The Brewers Community Achievers Program presented by AllState recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the program. Fans can nominate their Community Achiever online or pick up a nomination form at the Guest Relations Booth on the Field Level Concourse at Miller Park during the season.

This month’s honoree was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Marlins game at Miller Park.

This month’s honoree is Lia Haile.

Lila Haile

At age 10, Lia started Lia’s Hopeful Hearts Club, to help host birthday parties and special events for the kids and families at Hope House, a homeless shelter in Manitowoc. In her first week, Lia recruited three elementary school friends to join her Club.

Over the last 18 months, Lia’s Club has grown to over 600 members. Everyone is welcome to join, but must commit to one hour of their time per year to help with Lia’s Hopeful Hearts parties, projects, events and donation drives. Lia’s Club has sponsored numerous baby showers, food drives, birthday parties, ice cream socials and family movie and game nights. The Club also makes “Welcome Home Bags” for every child who first enters the door at the homeless shelter. The bags contain hygienic products, night lights for the toddlers and diapers and wipes for the infants. On top of her annual book drive and back-to-school items drive, Lia gives speeches to local schools and churches to raise awareness of homelessness in her community. Lia has touched the lives of hundreds of homeless individuals in the last 18 months. She has created more than a Club, she has initiated and established a way to bring joy and hope to the homeless families in Manitowoc.

Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?

Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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