Family and community is everything to Menomonee Falls’ Unsung Hero Cecelia Valentine, from taking care of her family to years of volunteerism.
Welcome to the Valentine house, or, as Cecelia Valentine calls it, “the Geekdom.” A Lego castle accompanied by a fire-breathing dragon sits in the window, decor chosen when her youngest son was in elementary school and asked for a “forest of dragons” theme for the living room.
Dungeons and Dragons manuals and fantasy board games lay out, and the hutch and coat closet are filled with more games the family challenges each other to.
Star Wars’ “The Empire Strikes Back” is just one of the vintage movie posters on the wall behind the kitchen table. What can be seen right away, though, is “muted,” Valentine said. The bathroom is “Doctor Who” themed.
So, who is the “geek” of the family?
“All of us,” Valentine said.
Valentine is this year’s Greater Menomonee Falls Foundation’s Unsung Hero award-winner. From where she lives to how she decorates her home, family is everything to her — and so is her community.