Main Street First is proud to honor long-time member Elaine Cobb for her recognition as a WCA (Women’s Christian Association) “Woman of Distinction.” She joined fellow award winners Catherine Kunz, Ruth Petkovsek, Deborah Sterzinar, and Mary Spaulding, at the WCA May 18 award luncheon held at the Little Falls Travelodge.
Elaine was nominated in the category of volunteerism by a number of Little Falls merchants for her stellar efforts as co-chair of Think Local and its offshoot Third Thursday program.
Elaine Cobb is one of MSF’s founding members. She has long served as our “go to” secretary and takes an active part in all our projects. She co-chairs the Think Local committee with Christine Van Meter; their work has led to the development of the highly successful monthly Third Thursday events. Elaine produces the accompanying brochures, arranges for their distribution around the town and online, and displays the monthly Third Thursday signs throughout the city.
Under her leadership, this committee has also organized “Super Third Thursdays.” These special events include Earth Day in April, the June Art Walk, the July Mid-Summer Night’s Picnic, and Oktoberfest. Elaine is the link between the Little Falls business community, MSF, and the many volunteers who make these successful programs possible.
Elaine is a retired Little Falls teacher who has never stopped teaching. Immediately following her retirement, she helped establish a middle school tutoring program that assisted students with their coursework before and after the regular school day. She also presently serves on the Town of Little Falls planning board.
MSF is grateful to those merchants who nominated Elaine Cobb for this well-deserved award. Additionally, we appreciate the opportunity to recognize her ceaseless dedication and support for the City of Little Falls. Thank you, Elaine!