Wouldn't it be great to have Rand McNally and USA Today reviewing our town? On site and in person? Take a minute to vote on Rand McNalley's website. If we get enough votes, we'll get the crew and if we get the crew visiting you know we'll win.
I know you're busy out there with the Spring weather and so many activities but take a few minutes to tell the world about our lovely town. It's given so much to you so give a note of thanks and make your voice heard. There's so no such thing as "my vote doesn't count". It does count. You matter and you are what makes Duluth so great. You live here, you love it, so brag about it!! Besides, you'll be contributing to the greater story and setting a good pattern to prepare for the Presidential Election...just around the corner. Another time where your vote truly does count.
I was taking my daughter to school on one occasion and we got in that traffic jam when the train comes through and as usual making us even later than we were already. I started explaining to my daughter about how difficult it was to expand Duluth High because of the railroad tracks. And about how hard it was to design a new entrance that avoids the train. And about how she should not have missed the bus in the first place so therefore she should not be upset about the stupid train giving her a tardy slip.
She just looked over at me, with a bit of raised brow, and calmly said "I love
this town. I feel so fortunate to have grown up here. I love the tran especially." I had a moment of solemn repose, I was touched, and I realized that I had given my children something very special, perhaps without even knowing. Duluth. I have given my children the wonderful town of Duluth and all that comes with it.
The memories that Duluth has given us, mean so much.
From early on, we participated in the Fall Festival. I helped make the floats for BB Harris and we all rode or walked in the Duluth Fall Festival Parade. What a wonderful time we had!! From the crazy late nights with lots of parents and kids gathering to put on the finishing touches to the early morning balloons, getting in position and feeling of family between student and teacher and parent. Then finally to the chill and glory of marching along and tossing candy and waving and swelling with pride as Brooks Coleman announced the BB Harris Elementary school. Now I am a spectator instead and it brings me much joy to watch the parade and enjoy all the fun at the Festival. I always find a gem to bring home, enjoy the entertainment and see friends in the crowd.
Events at Town Green are wonderful! Everyone comes to relax and enjoy and it shows in the overall mood and camaraderie. There is a program for everyone whether you like baseball or symphony, movies or dancing. Usually the weather is perfect but even when it rains those who attend don't seem to mind in the least. There's a sense of trust and understanding in the crowd that overlooks and overcomes all obstacles! Often we bring our own picnic and blanket but more lately we enjoy the food vendors and love the unincombered, spontaneous visits that we sqeeze into our schedules. Which, by the way, is how my son met his girl. Another great memory from Duluth!
And if you like what you have now, just wait! This town is gaining national
attention with more and more emphasis on music, movies, and the arts.