Roslindale Village Main street is thrilled to acknowledge Richard Chalfin as the 2014 Roslindale Volunteer of the Year.
Richard Chalfin has significantly contributed to advancing the mission of RVMS through his work as a volunteer with the RVMS Farmers Market Committee. Richard Chalfin has been a regular member of the Farmers Market set up and break down crew during the summer Farmers Market – no easy task on a +90 degree day. Richard helped to launch the RVMS Winter Farmers market in January of 2015 which helped to bring foot traffic and activity to the district during a difficult winter season. Richard has also worked closely with another RVMS Farmers Market Committee volunteer and RVMS business owner, Karen Kirchoff of Karen Kirchoff Acupuncture & Herbs, to manage the Luminaria solstice celebration every December. The most recent Luminaria celebration was particularly successful thanks to the increased number of participating Roslindale Village businesses which hosted the luminaria lanterns in front of their businesses and the record number of volunteers who helped to fabricate the lanterns and distribute them. Thanks to his efforts, Richard has helped to ensure that Roslindale Village is a destination for locals and visiting friends all throughout the year.
Please join RVMS and the City of Boston at the annual Boston Main Street Awards to honor Richard as volunteer of the year as well as our Business of the Year with Mayor Walsh at the Strand Theater in Dorchester on Thursday, June 25th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.