Ethnic Heritage museums honors local woman as Italian Woman of the Year
ROCKFORD (WREX) -
One local woman is honored Sunday for her service work and ethnic roots.
Angelene Germano was given the award of the Italian Gallery Woman of the Year.
The Ethnic Heritage Museum gives this award based on devotion to church, family and community service. Germano serves as the president of the rosary society at St. Anthony's church, where she has been a lifelong member. She also supports the Alzheimer's Association, Rockford Rescue Mission and the Rock River Valley Food Pantry.
"Family means the most to me," said Germano. "Anything that we participate in, from the church to my organizations are very rooted in the Italian tradition."
Germano said she feels blessed to be able to celebrate the honor with all of her family.