The Maine Sunday Telegram has a section called "Source" that focuses on sustainability. Each year they give 7 awards entitled the "Source Sustainability Awards". In their words, it's for "Recognizing the people, nonprofits and businesses connecting Maine to its roots and making the state a healthier place to live."
I was quite surprised to get a phone call and this Email announcing I won the 2017 "Good Neighbor" award:
"Hi Jackie, Congratulations on your SOURCE Award! In addition to being featured in the SOURCE, we hope you and a guest will join us at the SOURCE Sustainability Awards event, where you will be presented with the
I had a hunch who nominated me...my awesome 4-H club! Such an honor to just be nominated, and I am blown away that I won! I seriously am part of the best 4-H club ever. Seriously. issue of
"The Good Neighbor is an individual making a difference on a hyper local scale, enthusiastically sharing what they know with neighbors." The article is here: http://www.pressherald.com/2017/04/09/the-good-neighbor-jackie-lipsky/. Wow. I am so honored, blessed, humbled. It's truly an amazing recognition.
We were treated to a delicious banquet and I was presented this handmade bowl, which is truly lovely. My good friend/4-H leader and my husband both joined me. Two days before my due date and a work day...and I didn't go into labor on stage. Phew!