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Letter: Their legacy will live on

Two outstanding River Falls educators will be retiring at the end of this school year: Superintendent Tom Westerhaus and High School Principal Elaine Baumann. We feel it is impressive that their ongoing legacy to the community will include contributions to the community educational foundation, FORWARD.

In lieu of personal gifts, they have asked that donations/gifts be given to support the endowment fund of the FORWARD foundation so that grant money will continue to be available to promote excellence and innovation in our public schools.

This will indeed be a legacy with long-term impact.

If community members would like to so honor them, information can be found on the FORWARD Foundation website ForwardRF.

If completed by May 23, donor names and personal message will be included in a special "Well Wisher" tribute in the River Falls Journal.

In their honor, FORWARD is sponsoring a Wine and Cheese Happy Hour at Junior's Restaurant from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, for people to mingle with Tom and Elaine. Please join us.