Thursday, April 10, 2008

Kick-Off Event

The 'Get Acquainted Community Events' were successful! We had newspaper ads, flyers up and co-sponsors……but nothing brought folks out like personal invitations from you. Our meetings went as follows:

Thursday – February 7th-
9 am – 10:30 am Coffee break- City Hall-Knox City
11:30 – 1 pm Soup and Sandwich Lunch – First National Bank – Munday
3 pm – 4:30 pm Drinks and Goodies- Courthouse, Benjamin
Monday - February 18th-
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - Enchilada Supper - Goree Memorial Building
Coming Soon-Rhineland and Truscott

Our neighbors were invited to come out, get acquainted and learn what we are doing and what they can do to help. We wanted folks to see this as neighbors working together, not some “expert” we brought in here who’s going to try and tell us what we need and what to do! A sure recipe for disaster! These get-togethers were an opportunity to introduce our first Community Support Events! These events WERE also a great opportunity for us to meet new folks, introduce our Visioning Team and LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN.
About 90 people attended. Every single person who came had thoughts, ideas, suggestions and/or concerns and weren’t shy about expressing them. What I really loved was listening in on the conversations that were going on between other members of the Visioning Team and our guests. I think the “parties” allowed folks to talk about subjects they wouldn’t have brought up in another context, like just meeting at lunch or on the street or at a ballgame, giving them a venue for serious concern and goal sharing.

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