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The Spirit Of Christmas

Earline Johnson:

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When someone says, “Volunteering is what normal people do. I’m nothing special,” you realize you have, in fact, met someone special. Earline Johnson is that person. A dedicated volunteer all her life, Earline’s steadfast, humble spirit is unparalleled. Advocating for local shelters and mental health centers, chairing the largest local fundraiser for Catholic Charities, and upholding a true determination to help those around her – Earline has impacted countless lives in and beyond Saratoga County.

graduated from St. Peter’s Academy and worked for Saratoga Industries and the VanRaalte Company. And while it’s her professional life that most people see, it’s a steely fervor for volunteering that genuinely fuels her glow.

Festival of Trees

Dubbed by fans and friends the “Queen of Summer Rentals” or “Saratoga Earl,” Earline has worked for the past 20 years as a sales associate for Roohan Realty. A native Saratogian, Earline 28  |  A Saratoga Christmas | 2013

Earline is on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties and the Steering Committee for the Saratoga Festival of Trees. She is also the past president of the Saratoga Vicariate Ladies of Charity and has a long history of volunteerism before that. As a testament to Earline’s impact, Tom Roohan, owner of

Saratoga Christmas 2013  
Saratoga Christmas 2013