By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Northborough – Each year, the Rotary Club of Northborough honors a deserving person with its “Pride in Workmanship Award.”? This award, according to a statement from the club, is given to someone who takes great pride in his or her chosen line of work with emphasis on doing a good job and having done so over an extended period of time.
Recently this honor was bestowed upon Victoria “Vickie” Killeen.
In naming Killeen as the recipient, officials noted that “Vickie works quietly, without fanfare, in helping many” in her position as manager of the Bistro @ 119 at the Northborough Senior Center.
The popular Bistro offers lunch each day as well as an evening meal on Tuesdays, along with some special events during the year.
Killeen is also very involved in the local community, currently serving as acting president of Our Father's Table in Marlborough. She assists with the city's Convoy of Hope, an organization that provides food, jobs and healthcare for those in need.? She also assists at the local food pantry, supports the Interfaith Clergy group in raising funds for a voucher program and volunteers with the Northborough Helping Hands Association.
For nearly 30 years she owned the Natural Image Salon. Many times she would go to a person's home if they were unable to come into the salon.
“Food is an act of caring for Vickie,” according to the statement. She has catered through Lowe's Variety and Meat ?Market, managed and worked in several school cafeterias including St. Bernadette Elementary School and each year makes apple pies for the Northborough Junior Woman's Club's ??AppleFest kitchen.
“Indeed, Vickie, personifies not only pride in workmanship but also the Rotary ?motto of:? Service above Self,” club officials noted.