The City of Garnett held a special event on Wednesday, MARCH 6, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Anderson County High School Commons Area and Auditorium.
"Celebrating Community Champions and Everyday Heroes" began with a reception including complimentary refreshments in the high school commons area, followed by a program at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
What is a Community Champion or Everyday Hero? Essentially, individuals who are non-paid, active volunteers. This celebration will recognize and honor all members of advisory boards and show appreciation to those who volunteer with recreation programs, library and other capacities for the City of Garnett. Also included in this event will be the recognition of civic service by community organizations and individuals who give of themselves, their time and skills selflessly to make Garnett a better place to live, work and play. While all champions and everyday heroes are invited, everyone in Garnett and the surrounding area were strongly encouraged to attend this event to see what it is about.
There are many reasons this event is taking place:
- Bring together those individuals and groups that champion community activities and causes to network, and perhaps work together on projects;
- To help everyone in the local area gain a better understanding of the role of city advisory boards and civic organizations;
- Provide an opportunity for citizens to learn how to get involved if they so choose;
- To engage the public in learning how their community participation can directly relate to tourism, bringing visitors and new residents to the area, add value to the quality of life amenities (i.e., indoor/outdoor recreation and healthy lifestyles), foster entrepreneurship, create new businesses and job opportunities, revitalize business districts, beautify neighborhoods, improve transportation infrastructure, stimulate housing development and improvement, and directly influence a sense of pride in the community.
Thank you to those who made it out on a busy Wednesday, March 6, 2019 to join us as we celebrated those who #MakeGarnettGreat!
GAPP - Garnett Area Paint Project
Chamber Players Community Theatre
Spirit of Christmas
Friends of the Prairie Spirit Trail
WINGS - Women In Need Gaining Strength
Anderson County Corn Festival - Cornstock
Anderson County Fair
Anderson County Historical Society
Anderson County Hospital Auxiliary
Kansas City Karting Association Sprint Races
Garnett American Legion
Garnett VFW Post 6397
Garnett VFW Auxiliary Post 6397
Southland Cruisers Car Show
Heartland Fly Girls/KC Bettys
Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary
Golden Prairie Beekeepers
Cherry Mound 4-H
Lucky 13 4-H
Thank you for attending this celebration!
Please note:We realize it is impossible to be perfect and not omit someone, but our intentions are to do the best we can. Thank you!
They look like everyday people. But if you follow them you will see they lead to greatness.
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And - City Flag Design Challenge Committee and flag design winner, Emma Self
Thank you to Marshall Nienstedt, Assistant Principal, and custodial staff at Anderson County High School for their hospitality, support and use of their facilities for this event.
DO YOU KNOW OF AN INDIVIDUAL DESERVING
of recognition as an "Everyday Hero"? Please let us know! Complete this form and submit for future recognition.
Please note: Individuals must reside in the Garnett area. Thank you.
City of Garnett Advisory Boards and Committees
Attention civic organizations
Enjoy the highlights above of the March 6, 2019 celebration. Additional photos of award presentations after the event are also included.
Garnett Area Civic Organizations
*Volunteer coaches and non-paid individuals that help with recreation:
Tom and Sally Emerson
and Everyday Heroes
Organizations and advisory boards should have received an eblast by now outlining your involvement in this event. If you have not, please email us. We want to be sure we have done our best to include everyone.