Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011 by Michael
Oh… this makes my heart sing. Enid Wonnacott shows what FPF can do. Love it! Posted today on FPF…
I just want to express my gratitude for Front Porch Forum in Huntington. There were 67 very diverse participants at Zumba class last night (little kids, teenagers, new residents, old residents, people I haven’t seen in a long time, neighbors and people I didn’t even know live in our community).
You could never do that kind of organizing, that quickly, and that successfully without the kind of networking tool provided by FPF.
It was so fulfilling to look at all of those faces in the gym at Brewster Pierce having fun dancing together on a snowy winter night.
My next organizing feat? A pub in Huntington, so we can go and have a beer together to replenish the calories! Zumba will be held Wednesdays in January from 7-8pm at Brewster Pierce. There is a lot of interest in starting a second class a week, so I will keep you posted (because I can…).
This kind of experience plays out time and again across FPF’s service area. We provide the platform and it’s wonderful to watch what people build on it. Go Enid!
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