Normandy Farms Exec Honored
Marcia Galvin, human resources director at Normandy Farms Family Campground in Foxboro, Mass., and president of the Massachusetts Association of Campground Owners (MACO), received the community’s Unsung Heroine for 2008 Award during a May 14 ceremony at the Massachusetts Statehouse.
The award winners are selected by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
Galvin is a member of the 8th generation of the Daniels Family of Normandy Farms Campground, which celebrates 250 years of land ownership in Foxboro in 2009.
According to information from MACO, Galvin has helped to organized volunteers for events to raise money for the Jimmy Fund at Normandy Farms Campground, which since 1983 has donated $182,595. She has organized donations to many other local community groups such as the Discretionary Fund, Doolittle Home for Foxboro Seniors, the BIT Public School Auctions and numerous town music, sports, fire and police programs.
Galvin has also created a hiring process to provide many local teenagers with jobs at the campground. She also developed, with the help of the Foxboro police chief and Code Adam, a manual to be used at the campground for missing children. She has also helped to organize the Foxboro High School Class of 1982's 16th, 20th, and 25th reunions. She volunteered for Foxboro Cable Vision filming Foxboro High School Girls basketball games and also serves in the public schools as a room mother.
As an educator, Galvin was an elementary school teacher in the public schools and has served on the Youth Education Committee at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Foxboro and taught Church School for grades 1-6 for many years. She organized a fund raising church project, “Noah’s Ark,” that raised $5,000 to buy farm animals for families in Africa.