Thursday, November 21, 2019

2019 #1 Citizen: Mary Allgeier

Congratulations to Mary Allgeier on being named the 2019 Schnitzelburg #1 Citizen!

Mary Allgeier receiving the #1 Citizen Award. Also picture: SACC President Ron Bolton

Mary was unanimously elected by a subcommittee of the Schnitzelburg Area Community Council after being nominated by two individuals.

Here is one of those nominations:
Mary Hulsman Allgeier is a Louisville native and a life-long community advocate and volunteer. She grew up with her family on Mulberry Street in Schnitzelburg and attended Saint Elizabeth. She graduated from Ursuline Academy in 1955. She married Cyril Allgeier and moved to Camp Taylor area. They raised six children. Two of them and Cyril have passed away. 
She has been very active in Holy Family Parish for many years. She volunteers at their annual picnic, cleans the inside of the church, irons for the church, and is an Eucharistic Minister there. She recently helped with their Health Fair. 
Mary is an active volunteer with the local Democratic party. She volunteers at the Democratic Headquarters and is President of the Democratic Women's Club that meets at the All Wool Club. Mary has served two consecutive terms as President. She also regularly attends state meetings and conventions and the annual Wendell Ford dinner. She helps low income Democrats attend these events. She organizes an annual paper shredding event to raise money for a graduating high school senior to have a small college scholarship. She organizes voter registration tables. Did you see her at the Dainty contest? She had water and soft drinks and voter registration forms! 
I have heard that Mary ran the concession stand at the ball park near the Louisville Zoo. I bet she was always there and had a smile on her face in rain and hot weather. 
She retired from working at Heimerdinger Cutlery in Saint Matthews. Mary was a hard worker there too. I heard she was a WLKY TV Bell Award Winner. I didn't know her yet then. 
Many have told me that Mary was "the great woman behind her husband." But, I think she is a great citizen every day! Mary is a wonderful role model and mentor. She encourages young women to join the Emerge Class to learn how to run for public office. I am pleased to nominate Mary Hulsman Allgeier for this prestigious award.

Mary is also a leader in the Democratic Woman’s Club of Kentucky and was honored with the DWCK Rose Award in 1999 and the Joyce Compton Award in 2017.

Being such a committed Democrat, the dignitaries attending the Dinner knew Mary well and had wonderful stories to share of her commitment and kindness.

We thank Mary for all of her contributions to Schnitzellburg and the greater Louisville community. We couldn't have found a more deserving person to receive this award.

Thank you to all who attended the dinner, to the local businesses who donated door prizes and raffle items, Eiderdown for providing such a delicious dinner, and to all the volunteers who made the dinner possible.

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