It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. Some of you may already be aware, but we wanted to be sure everyone knew. RCFM has lost a valuable member of our community this weekend. Ilona Schachner of Vienna Treasures passed away in her sleep Sunday after a battle with cancer. While Vienna Treasures was not a vendor with us this summer season, she was a vendor for the first two seasons of RCFM.
Additionally, Ilona served on our original board as the vendor representative. Because of her tireless work and dedication, RCFM is what it is today. She was thoughful, feisty, and positive, and an amazing resource for our organization. She brought vendors on board while RCFM was in its infancy, many of whom are still a part of our community.
Ilona with Jen last season, with a week to go.
Update June 25: The memorial for Ilona has been cancelled until further notice.
We will miss her a great deal.