Happy Trails

Bob and Dorothy Hernquist were among the very first people to join the Village in 2009. They joined not only because they loved the idea of community but because they wanted the opportunity to volunteer – and they both do. Bob has logged countless miles as a volunteer driver. It was Bob who gave Dot and Jim Fitzgerald one of their first rides in Chicago. He drove them to their appointments but once he learned they had just moved here, he also took them on a tour of the city including the underpass art beneath Lake Shore Drive. In the beginning, Bob volunteered simply out of a desire to be of help. But as the years went by, Bob says, “I found that I was getting at least as much out of it as my passengers and won’t stop, because I so much enjoy meeting other members.”