Planning the Community Works! Spring Creek celebration on June 27

June 2, 2007

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The planning committee for the Community Works! Spring Creek Park celebration on June 27 met at First National Bank downtown this morning. Clockwise around the table (click photo to enlarge) from the left: Rick Estenson, Charlie Hogan, Jim Blaha, Sue Newland, Rob Schanilec, Kevin O’Connell, Amy Gage, Candy Taylor, Jim Pokorney, Joel Walinski, and Matt Olson. (Rotary members include Estenson, Hogan, Blaha, O’Connell, Taylor, and Pokorney.)

I got the email below a week or so ago from Rob Schanilec, By All Means Graphics, with the PDF poster for the event. He wrote:

… it’s a celebration of citizens making a difference and suddenly we have a park.

  • Soccer Complex
  • Amerman Pavilion
  • WINGS Oasis
  • Everybody’s Playground
  • Eagle Scouts Bridge
  • Marilyn’s Place (CAC/HRA habitat homes across the street)

All of these are individual projects that make up an incredible whole of Spring Creek Park.

All of these are the result of individuals identifying a need and making a commitment to make a difference — individuals engaging the support of organizations (Northfield Rotary, Lions, Northfield Area Foundation, WINGS, and others) with the City of Northfield providing the land and civic support.

Because the projects were so driven by individuals, the City and the supporting organizations have recognized that the end-product is a stronger one because it really came from the heart, soul and the sweat of individuals.

And so on June 27 we want to celebrate not only the end product ­but more importantly the process. We want to celebrate community.