Community celebrates progress made on addressing poverty
Horizons to host community celebration June 11
June 4, 2008
Perham Enterprise Bulletin
New York Mills, Minnesota
A community celebration to recognize the work of volunteers and others associated with the Horizons Leadership Program will be held June 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Sculpture Park.
Todd Cameron, Horizons coordinator for New York Mills, will lead a short program in the park. Hot dogs, chips and lemonade will be provided to show appreciation to the community. The event is open to the public and meal provided free of charge.
Also speaking during the program will be Monica Herrera from the University of Minnesota Extension Office and Northwest Area Foundation, which brought the Horizons program to Mills; and Lori Rothstein, regional coordinator for Horizons. The program is intended to mark the near-conclusion of the program, which began about 18 months ago. Cameron said the celebration will also recognize the organizations and indivduals involved with Horizons, and the accomplishments to come out of the program through the work of dedicated volunteers.
Some of those accomplishments include an effort to increase volunteerism in the community, establishment of future squads, which then created projects like the Farmer’s Market, Community Garden, and Youth Council.
Horizons first created a vision for the community, established study circles, developed new leaders through a program called Leadership Plenty, and set up a community blog to keep people informed and encourage community participation in various projects.
The Horizons program officially ends June 30. NY Mills has recieved $1,500 to help get various projects going, and will receive a remaining $8,500 upon completion of the program.
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