Courtesy photo Sebring Centennial Committee members (from left) Jenny Cheek, Kathy Haley, Jen Brown, Alice Fairel, Jane Hancock, Vicki Jarvis and Kristie Sottile. Not pictured: George Hensley, Allen Altvater III and Greg Harris.
published: Sunday, December 30, 2012
Wrapping up the Centennial year
Here we are, on the brink of a wonderful new year and at the end of our centennial year and the Centennial Notebook articles.
When we began our festivities few could have imagined that the year would become such an exciting and reflective time.
As I remember back to the first article written, which described the Centennial Kick-Off Party held Jan. 6. 2012, I had no idea how much I would learn from, and how much I would appreciate the opportunity to write these articles.
Sebring truly is a small gem and we all have an extreme honor to be here to coincide with the city's Centennial. To be a part of this is very historic. It gives us a chance to think about our place in history. It also gives us a chance to think about how different Sebring was 100 years ago than it is today. It gives us a chance to think about the next generations, and how we can leave a better Sebring for them.
On that note, I encourage you to be a part of Sebring Historical Society, not only to remember the rich history of this beautiful town we call home, but to help take us all into the next century with vigor and joy.
Another important factor learned along the way is how much our local merchants rely on us. We need to keep our beautiful "City on the Circle" alive and well, to carry it through the next 100 years. Please shop locally every opportunity you have. The Circle has such a lovely atmosphere and pleasant merchants that treat you with kindness and respect. Remember, according to an economic analysis, for every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 goes back into the community and local tax base, and for every $100 spent at a non-local chain store, only $13 comes back to the local area, so it only makes sense to shop locally.
The Centennial Committee would like to thank the many volunteers that generously gave of their time and talents to make our centennial year successful and enjoyable. A thousand thanks will never be enough to acknowledge their hard work.
Jen Brown is a member of the Sebring Historical Society and the Sebring Centennial Committee.
Wonderful? (by: Blindman - 12/31/2012)
Obama was reelected and you say wonderful? And the men were left out of the picture? It's now "The Girls Club" by by Good Ole Boys! Hello "Good Girls"! Lol... We are doomed! Sniff sniff...
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