Saturday, June 03, 2006

Celebrating Small Towns

June 6th has been declared "Small Town Day" in Minnesota.

June 6th & 7th are also the dates for an important conference on small towns - the 2006 Symposium on Small Towns & Rural Summit. The individuals and groups involved in this conference feel passionate about the importance of small towns, and are gathering to ensure that small towns find innovative ways to sustain and grow into the future.

One important factor is working together. Sounds simple doesn't it? But you might be surprised (maybe not, if you've been involved in community efforts...!) how some people can fight against working together even when it's to everyone involved's benefit.

In this day and age, however, it's more crucial than ever. I am hoping that Pembina and St. Vincent are working together as much as they can be. I know they have in the past, and I feel they can only benefit if they do into the future...