Honoring A Community Leader With Greenhouse Celebration

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NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY--- In Coal Township, people gathered Friday to remember a community leader, Patricia Rosini, whose life was cut short in a crash.

Rows and rows of fresh vegetables and herbs fill the greenhouse at the Northumberland County Career and Technology center near Shamokin.

"We worked tirelessly day and night to do it," said Pat Rumberger.

Rumberger works for the Northumberland County Area Agency on Aging.

Four years ago, she and Patricia Rosini, a coworker and friend, came up with the idea for the greenhouse.

Students grow and prepare the vegetables at and serve them at senior centers in Northumberland County.

The greenhouse has a special meaning for many people now that Rosini is no longer alive.

Rosini, her husband and two other family members were killed last year in a crash in Florida.

"It's a shame that she hasn't been here to see the results of all the hard work that she put into it, but I know she would have been proud if she had," said Matt Rosini, Patricia's son.

As a way to remember and pay tribute to Patricia Rosini, her family, friends and former coworkers gathered at the greenhouse in Coal Township for a celebration Friday.

The greenhouse Rosini worked so hard to create now bears her name: The Patricia C. Rosini Nutritional Greenhouse.

"I think she would have had mixed feelings about that. She wouldn't have liked the attention, but deep down she would have been proud," said Matt Rosini.

""We had a lot of fun doing everything every day at work or what ever. She was truly an angel on this Earth," said Rumberger.