Vanessa was chosen for this award because of her volunteerism and willingness to take on some special projects within the lodge. She was responsible for suggesting and instrumental in creating our new Little Library and Food Pantry project. She is highly involved in the Student and Teen of the Month/Year, the Youth banquet, and Food for Thought program to name a few. Vanessa is one who handles many projects in an ‘unseen’ way, but there is no doubt that she accomplishes everything she starts. Throughout the pandemic, she rarely missed a lodge meeting by attending via Zoom. Outside of the lodge activities, Vanessa is a deacon in her church, and is a grandma to two beautiful grandchildren.