As a lifelong resident of Menomonee Falls, Robin Manke has been an integral part of her community for over a century. Her family’s history in the village dates back to the 1890s and her commitment to giving back runs deep.
One of her most notable contributions to the community is her work with the Menomonee Falls Food Pantry, where she volunteers tirelessly. She also taught Sunday school for 50 years, passing on her values to the next generation. Despite being humble about her accomplishments, Manke’s friends and neighbors recognize her dedication and commitment to making Menomonee Falls a better place.
But Manke’s impact extends far beyond volunteering. She owns Robin’s Nest, a store filled with current fashion and USA-made garments. The store has been in operation since 1982 and is located next to her dad’s shop, Dan’s Tog Shop, one of the oldest contiguous businesses in Menomonee Falls. Through her business, Manke supports local artisans and promotes sustainable fashion practices.
Over the past few years, businesses in Menomonee Falls have experienced significant growth, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. From art galleries and gift shops to improved parks and new restaurants and bars, there is something for everyone in this quaint village. And Manke remains committed to maintaining a vibrant downtown area where residents can gather together for community events like festivals and concerts.
Despite her lengthy community involvement, Manke has no plans to retire just yet. She is eager to discuss upcoming festivals and events coming to downtown Menomonee Falls with anyone who wants to learn more about this everyday hero who continues to make a difference in the lives of those around her. If you want to send Natalie an update on this amazing individual, email [email protected].