In each edition of the Volunteer eNewsletter we will focus on a new volunteer or board member and get to know them a little better. Introducing Sara!
Sara McKitrick, a second generation Park Ridge native, joined Avenues Suburban Advisory Board in 2014. She has been eager to support the people and programs that enrich Avenues and by association, our community as a whole. To that end, Sara enthusiastically guides fundraising efforts, serving as Co-Chair and Chair of the Love Affair Gala in 2015 and 2016. Sara and her husband John live in Park Ridge with their two daughters, Teagan (16) and Claire (12) and enjoy travel of all sorts.
What is one of your favorite books?
A Prayer for Owen Meany
by John Irving.
When someone new moves into town, what would you tell them is your favorite part about living in Park Ridge?
Park Ridge is constantly evolving but manages to stay exactly it's same old charming self year after year. Strangely comforting. I'm sure there exists a scientific equation that explains this phenomenon but that's for another newsletter
What is one country you have always wanted to visit but have not yet?
Lots! Hong Kong, Australia/New Zealand come to mind...
What is your most favorite memory of your time volunteering with Avenues?
The first BBQ at the work-center; our adaptable carnival games gave me a chance to 'play' with most clients all at once - it was a laugh-riot of cheers and clapping. A close second is of course watching the excitement whenever Matt Coyne's Red Jeep pulls in for festivities at the work center. Pure joy!
What do you hope to accomplish
with your new role at Avenues?
Help spread the magic that is our Avenues Family by introducing this special organization to our communities at large.