For Judy Lancaster, the decision to sign on as a Platform Sponsor was a personal one. But I would be doing her a disservice if I didn’t also honor Lancaster Craftsmen Builders, the company she and husband, Mark Lancaster own and manage.
Lancaster Craftsmen Builders is a premier designer and builder of environmentally sensitive custom homes in Frederick & Washington counties. They are a locally owned business employing local trades for over thirty years. Supporting and active in many non-profit organizations in the surrounding community, they give generously of their time and talent to Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County, Interfaith Housing Alliance, Inc., Rotary’s Rebuilding Together, and the Alzheimer’s Association with a common goal of making a positive impact on our community.
My relationship with Judy, though, is also a personal one. Several years ago, when I was one of the featured dancers tasked with raising funds for the Frederick County Alzheimer’s Association Memory Ball, I had no idea that I would grow to consider the Chair of this amazing event as a dear and valued friend. I continue to admire her for her grace, poise, leadership, and most importantly for the kindness she always shows my husband, Dan, and me.
I love her response to our “Soles” question– what gift from the heart would you add to our children’s shoes?
Optimism – every day brings an opportunity for self-improvement.
That reminds me…. another thing I admire about Judy Lancaster. I always feel good when I’m around her.