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Madison Village Annual Community Social

IMG_2581 Wednesday night we went to Lake County to table for Margaret W. Wong and Associates at Madison Village's annual community social that took place at Village Square Park on Main Street.

Mayor Sam Britton, Jr. grilled hot dogs with the help of Village Councilmen Dan Donaldson, Greg Mabe and Mark Vest. Mr. Dwayne Bailey, the Village Administrator served as the master of ceremonies who welcomed us all introduced various performers who entertained us. "We hope that everyone has a good time socializing with their neighbors and getting to know local merchants," said Mr. Bailey.

We tabled right across from Ms. Diane Frost from the Madison Historical Society who remembered us from when we tabled at the Madison Library for Business Night back in March, 2016.IMG_2586

The format of the community social consisted of the attendees obtaining a "passport to fun" which they had every vendor stamp so that they could be eligible to win door prizes. Of course we ended up stamping quite a few passports that night but the funny thing was that we were listed as representatives of "Margaret WI Wong and Associates."

Nevertheless, we still managed to convey who we were and had quite a few good conversations with some neat people including:

IMG_2587***A woman who said that she would give our information to a family that she knew who had adopted a child from another country and was now looking into obtaining U.S. citizenship for the child.

***A man wearing an RSVP Lake County cap asked us if we knew what it meant. When we replied that we did not, he told us that it stood for "Retired Senior Volunteer Program." He, himself, helps out wherever he can including once a week at the local food bank.

***A woman who told us how grateful she was for the weather of that particular evening because it was neither too hot or too cold and a gentle breeze was blowing. She said you only get 6 or 7 days out of the year with weather so nice.IMG_2589

***A man who complimented us on driving all the way to Lake County to table. He was quick to point out that he, himself, was not foreign-born but was aware of the "great reputation" of our firm.

***A person who said that it was very interesting that we were there because she had recently returned from New York where she took the Ellis Island tour.

***A woman who immigrated to the United States from Mexico took our information for a member of her family who she wasn't sure "had everything together" regarding his/her immigration status. She sounded a bit annoyed with her relative because "I know I had everything together 50 years ago!"


Michael Patterson 

Community Liaison,

Margaret W. Wong & Assoc. Co., LLC


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