pride-CL-awardThe Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently honored Judy Pelinski of Fresh Look Interiors with the quarterly Pride in Crystal Lake Award. Pelinski was recognized for providing her time, dedication and expertise to the chamber through numerous committees and events. She has chaired the Community Harvest Committee, which coordinates fundraising events throughout the city to raise food and funds for the Crystal Lake Food Pantry, for the last six years. The event draws thousands of volunteers throughout the season and more than 700 volunteers on Thanksgiving Day. It is a combined effort by the chamber, Crystal Lake Jaycees and food pantry, and benefits the Jaycees Share-A-Christmas program as well as the food pantry. With Pelinski’s help, Community Harvest helped supply the food pantry with $20,000 and 72,500 pounds of food last year. The award is presented quarterly to a business, organization or individual who has exhibited pride in Crystal Lake. It is co-sponsored by the chamber and Schafer Builders.