What’s Growing in our Community?

Every year around this time, I like to take a few minutes to appreciate what’s happening in our community.  If you’ve read my blog before, you already know that I truly believe that our job here at Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Shoppe is to welcome people into our community and to be a resource for them to get connected into Garden City.  Then it struck me, why don’t we take this a step further and let everyone know about what’s going on here in Garden City?

We just completed the Finney County Fair, which occurred on the week of July 28.  http://www.finneycountyfair.org/.  Every year we look forward to watching the kids participate in the livestock portion of the fair.  We also enjoy walking through the various exhibits that truly showcase the many talents people in this community have.

Downtown business owners and Garden City Downtown Vision are readying themselves for the annual Sidewalk Sale, an event that brings thousands of people from around the area to downtown businesses.  We’re incredibly excited for this event because it brings so much excitement to the area.

Marty and I have been tremendous supporters of the annual Tumbleweed Festival http://www.tumbleweedfestival.com/.  For the past 20 years, this event has been held on the fourth week of August at the Lee Richardson Zoo.  What is truly special is that Tumbleweed, as we affectionately refer to it, provides food, music and fun for the entire family. Follow this link for our YouTube video of Tumbleweed 2010 http://youtu.be/bqmuE_wK_NM

The Annual Balloon Festival  http://www.gardencitychamber.net/ will happen the same week as Tumbleweed.  This event, which is sponsored by the Finney County Convention and Tourism Bureau brings baloonists from all over the southwest region of the United States to Garden City.  Every year members of the community get a chance to see these beautiful balloons take off from the Finney County Fair Grounds parking lot.

One of the more important undertakings is the effort by the Finney County Convention and Tourism Bureau to rebrand the community; they have hired the New Boston Creative Group to do the heavy lifting on this project.  Over the last six months, the community has had the opportunity to get involved in the process and, soon, they’ll get to vote on the final logos and tag lines that will be used to promote Garden City.

Garden City Schools, USD 457, will begin school on Tuesday, August 16.  This will be the final class that graduates from the High School that currently sits on Main Street.  Following this year, we will see students graduate from a new, state of the art, high school.  Members of the community, and their children, are very excited about this.

The reality is that there are a lot of things happening here in Garden City.  I personally wanted everyone to know the status of our community because, quite frankly, this is a place that is very important to me and my family.  It’s important to know what’s going on in the place that you call your home.  We truly believe that this is a community where people can come in and be embraced.  As the retail hub of southwest Kansas, we have all of the amenities of our urban counterparts to the east, but we also have the luxury of being a tight knit, welcoming community.  Thank you for reading and God bless.

Please feel free to contact our office should you have any questions about our community.

Judy Nusser is the Managing Broker at Coldwell Banker, The Real Estate Shoppe, Inc.  in Garden City, KS.  Be a Fan of Coldwell Banker, The Real Estate Shoppe, Inc on Facebook.  Judy can be reached at jnusser@gcnet.com or you can log on to their website, www.gccoldwellbanker.com.

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