Byway Volunteer Nationally Recognized
Byway chairperson, Lynn Scharenbroich, was presented the President’s Call To Service Award on Thursday, May 10, 2007. Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Carol Molnau presented the prestigious award to Scharenbroich along with congratulatory letters from President George H.W. Bush and Mary Peters, Secretary of Transportation, as well as the President’s Council on Service & Civic Participation. In recognition of Scharenbroich’s selfless contribution, donating more than 19,700 hours to the Byway project over the last 10 years, she also received a souvenir coin on behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Byway Board member, and Paul Bunyan personality, Wayne Chamberlain presented the Lieutenant Governor with a commemorative photograph– and Scharenbroich prepared her a bountiful basket of Byway memorabilia.
After the award presentation the Lt. Gov. enjoyed a stroll on the resort grounds with Lynn and Mark Anderson, from the MN Office of Environmental Services.
Lynn is one of the original Directors on the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association and a leader when it comes to her duties as meeting organizer, newsletter editor, grant and project coordinator, fundraiser and group cheerleader. Local businesses along with State, County and Local governments value Lynn’s commitment to communication and her ability to persevere no matter what the challenge.
Lynn Scharenbroich, along with her husband Bob, have owned and operated Black Pine Beach Resort, a year ‘round 13 individual cabin lodging property on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes in Central Minnesota for 30 years. Until the age of 12, Lynn spent her childhood “just down the road” at a resort owned by her parents and grandparents. After graduating from Hutchinson High School, Lynn attended St. Cloud State University and received her elementary and special education teaching degree. In 1982 she completed her Masters degree in special education. She spent 15 years teaching special education. Lynn and her husband Bob, have one son, Lucas, who is an engineer at Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena, CA.