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Meet Your Neighbor

Jennifer Ewing

Meet your neighbor, Jennifer Ewing, who has lived in La Harpe since 2011.

Jenni went to Warren School and graduated in 1991. She attended Carl Sandburg College and later transferred to Western Illinois University.

She worked full time while going to school full time and graduated from college at age 28! She is very proud of herself for working so hard to get her degree in Public Relations/Human Resource Management. She is the owner of Jenni's Ice Cream and Grill in Lomax and will kick off their 6th year on April 3.

Jenni has one daughter, Olivia Pflasterer who is in first grade at La Harpe Elementary.

Jenni's parents are Carl and Harriet Ewing who will celebrate 62 years of marriage this year. Her parents owned a garage door business in Peoria, and all of the kids worked at the family business.

Jenni has three siblings. Carla is ten years older than Jenni and is the Administrator of the Mercer County Health Department. Kelli is seven years older than Jenni and is a 4th grade teacher at Central Elementary in Monmouth. Lastly, Jenni's twin brother, Jeff, is a whole three minutes older! He is a principal at Harding Elementary in Monmouth.

Jenni's hobbies are making products with her Young Living Essential Oils. She states, "My goal is to get rid of the chemicals in my house!"

Last year they took a family trip to Gatlinburg, TN. This year they plan on renting a house on a private lake in Missouri.

Jenni's future plans are to continue serving her community. She is currently involved with the Girl Scouts, La Harpe PTO, and the H.O.P.E. Women's Group.

She says "I want to make a difference in the lives of the people around me!"