Community is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a group of people with a common characteristic…
Community is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society. I hope you were able to experience “Community” this past weekend and participate in the many events occurring around town. The 9th Annual Art-A-Licious Festival took place Downtown on Friday evening and all-day Saturday. The Downtown streets were buzzing with activity as artists, musicians and culinary professionals entertained and educated thousands during this free Fine Arts Festival. This event has grown to become one of the premier festivals in our region. It was neat to watch the families walk the streets of Downtown Adrian and experience community in their own unique way. Many individuals behind the scenes worked over the course of the past year putting this all-volunteer festival together. A special thank you to all of the volunteers, artists, and vendors who helped make this festival a rousing success.
Many additional events were held throughout last weekend including:
• Lenawee United Way Day of Action where 600 volunteers completed 47 projects throughout Lenawee County all day Friday
• Adrian vs. Tecumseh football game at Maple Stadium Friday evening
• Adrian College Homecoming and football game at Docking Stadium Saturday evening
• Siena Heights University football game at O’Laughlin Stadium Saturday evening
• 2015 Lenawee County Walk to End Alzheimer’s was held at Trestle Park Sunday afternoon
Our community was alive with all sorts of activities this past weekend. I would encourage you to participate in our many fall events and performances coming up this fall throughout our community. Check out the following sites for additional information on upcoming events:
Margaret Mead was an American Cultural Anthropologist born in 1901, one of her famous quotes is “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
We indeed have a great story to share, get involved in our community, volunteer and become part of the solution.