Josh and Charrie Ferguson are role models.
While some people shy away from that responsibility, the Kenosha dynamic duo has fully embraced their status as a positive force in the community. In doing so, they hope that their actions rub off on others.
“I think it’s just as important as anything else that we do,” said Josh, 29. “To be able to be a leader … I guess when you lead the way, you hope that people follow. It’s really important to be able to give back, to help others and to build community.”
Charrie, 30, added: “We want people to know why we do what we do and what we do it for. If anything, it’s motivation that even if you’re young, you still can make a difference. It may not be huge, but it matters.”
Along the way, the couple’s four children – Victoria (10), Princeton (7), Maverick (6) and Kimberly (5) – are learning some valuable lessons.
“The main thing is looking out for your neighbors,” Charrie said. “At some point, everybody needs help. No matter what your circumstance is today, that may change tomorrow. We just hope that they know that it takes each and every person’s effort to make a community.”
In honor of their community impact in 2021, Josh and Charrie Ferguson have been selected as the Kenosha.com Kenoshans of the Year.
In January of 2021, the couple opened Playspace (2225 63rd St.), which is geared toward children 6-and-under and is also available for private play and birthday parties.
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