Jeanne Budnick honored for work to promote local business
 
Jeanne Budnick of Pepin Lumber was honored with the Rotary Club of Woonsocket’s Vocational Service Award during a dinner at River Falls Thursday night. Pictured from left are Janice Contillo, Rotary Club President, Rena DiMuccio, Vocational Service Award Committee chair, Jeanne Budnick, and David Lahousse, Rotary Club President elect. (Photo by Joseph B. Nadeau)

When it comes promoting the local business community, there is no one more active than Jeanne Budnick. And that is why Budnick was awarded the Rotary Club of Woonsocket’s Vocational Service Award during a dinner at River Falls Restaurant Thursday night.


Budnick is a co-owner of Pepin Lumber at 830 Cumberland Hill Road and that should be plenty to keep a person busy in their community. But as David Lahousse, a Rotary Club member and local businessman himself with Kay’s Restaurant, pointed out in his nomination, Budnick is the first to help anyone in need.

“Jeanne has always been a great local supporter to all different kinds of causes,” Lahousse said. “She was one of the founders of the Buy Local group which has 150 members. I could not think of a person or business that deserves it more,” Lahousse said in his nomination.

Article exert courtesy  of JOSEPH B. NADEAU & the Woonsocket Call