The Englewood Pioneer Days Committee announced Bobbi Sue Burton as the 2019 Pioneer Days Grand Marshal. Burton is the executive director of Project Phoenix, a non-profit she founded nine years ago to help Englewood’s needy children, single parents, families who have endured a catastrophe, working poor and overwhelmed teachers. She organizes weekly dinners for the homeless at Indian Mound Park and oversees the Project Phoenix resale store on West Dearborn Street.
Burton is battling metastatic stage 4 cancer and has spent many days in medical care for treatments.
Bobbi’s nomination states, “…as an advocate for those who may not have as much of a voice in the community, Bobbi Sue Burton has been an asset to Englewood for several years. Between spending time with family, running Project Phoenix, setting up weekly dinner for those needing a meal as well as many other selfless acts; I believe Bobbi Sue Burton deserves the honor of being named this year’s grand marshal.”
This nomination made the decision quite easy.
Congratulations, Bobbi Sue Burton!