Thursday, March 16, 2006

Big News !!! About Our Home Town (5th post)


Greenfield Park Cenntenial 1911 - 2011
LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN

C MINUS 1822

TODAY IS THE
ANNIVERSARY OF
THE GRANTING OF THE
CHARTER TO THE TOWN OF
GREENFIELD PARK.
NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO
GREENFIELD PARK RECEIVED
IT’S MUNICIPAL CHARTER AND
IN FIVE YEARS (1826 DAYS)
MARCH 11TH,2011 WE WILL MARK
THE CENTENNIAL OF THAT GREAT OCCASION.

THANKS TO THE FORESIGHT AND VISION
OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS,
WHO EPITOMIZED THE TOWN MOTTO
“FORTIS FORTUNAM SUPERAT”
WHICH, WHEN TRANSLATED, MEANS
“FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE”
MANY MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE
ENJOYED A LIFESTYLE THAT WOULD BE
THE ENVY OF MILLIONS.

A CARING,LOVING, NEIGHBOURLY COMMUNITY
COMPRISED OF CITIZENS WHO DARED TO DREAM ,
AND HAD THE FORTITUDE TO TURN
THAT DREAM INTO A REALITY THAT SO
MANY OF US WERE THE BENEFICIARIES OF.

IT MAY SEEM A LONG WAY OFF NOW, BUT
THAT ANNIVERSARY DATE WILL BE UPON US
BEFORE WE KNOW IT AND FOR THAT REASON
WE FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT WE MUST BEGIN THE
PLANNING PROCESS TO ENSURE THAT WE HONOUR THE DREAM
AND THE LEGACY, IN A MANNER BEFITTING IT’S SIGNIFCANCE.


TO THAT END, OUR FIRST STEP IS TO BEGIN TO
DEVELOP A MASTER LIST OF CURRENT AND FORMER
GREENFIELD PARK RESIDENTS.

LATER ON WE WILL BE ASKING FOR IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS
AS TO WHAT TYPE OF EVENTS SHOULD FORM
THE BASIS FOR THE CELEBRATIONS SO THAT WE MAY
CREATE A LIST THAT WILL BE FORWARDED TO
WHATEVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE IS ESTABLISHED.
MOST IMPORTANT THOUGH IS THAT WE
BEGIN TO GET IN TOUCH WITH PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD, TO LET
THEM KNOW THAT THE CENTENNIAL IS APPROACHING
AND TO BE ABLE TO KEEP THOSE PEOPLE UP-TO-DATE
AS PLANS BEGIN TO TAKE SHAPE.

THE EARLIER WE BEGIN THIS PROCESS
THE GREATER THE GUARANTEE THAT
THE CELEBRATIONS WILL BE APPROPRIATE TO THE OCCASION

ALTHOUGH WE ARE A PART OF THE
TECHNOLOGICAL ERA, NOT EVERYONE IS
TECHNOLOGICALLY- SAVVY NOR PLUGGED- IN
AND SO WE NEED YOUR HELP

WE WILL HAVE OUR WEBSITE AND DATABANK UP AND RUNNING
WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS BUT IN THE MEANTIME
WE ARE ASKING ANYONE WHO READS THIS
TO DO ONE OR BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING:

  1. CREATE A LIST OF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT YOU CAN THINK OF
WHO WERE RESIDENTS OF “THE PARK” ALONG WITH
ANY INFORMATION THAT WILL HELP US TO GET IN
TOUCH WITH THEM—PHONE # , E-MAIL ADDRESS,
REGULAR STREET ADDRESS AND WHEN THE WEBSITE
IS READY WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHERE TO FORWARD
THAT INFORMATION

2. SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE CENTENNIAL

TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE WHO YOU THINK
MAY BE INTERESTED IN THE EVENT

THAT IS IT FOR NOW EXCEPT TO SAY
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED
COOPERATION AND TO ASK YOU TO WATCH THIS SITE
FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEBSITE ADDRESS

GREENFIELD PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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