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Gorton Community Center Volunteer of the Month: Kate Rother

Kate Rother is President of the Gorton Children’s Drop-In Center. She is helping to organize Oktoberfest, one of the North Shore’s best parties, on Sept. 27, an integral part of developing Safety Town at the Gorton Community Center. The first Safety Town camp was held this past June.

How long have you volunteered at GCC? 

Almost 2 years.

What is your favorite part of working for GCC? 

Having a strong community center is very important to me. I think it is essential in every great community and serves as a gathering place for all. I especially like working with Gorton as it has a feel where programs can be created and implemented quickly.

What new GCC activity/event are you most excited about? 

This year's Oktoberfest is the activity that I am most excited about. It is this Sept. 27, at the Lake Forest Club and we hope to have record attendance. The parent board has been working around the clock to create a great event that hopefully will raise all of the money needed to build a new playground at the community center. The old playground is falling apart and having little kids myself, I know the importance of a good playground.

What is your favorite time of year with the GCC?  

I thought long and hard about this question and the truth is year round. I love back to school when the drop in re-opens for fall. I love Safety Town as a kick off to summer and I love the pasta performances.

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