Valley City  (SVCF)   Andrea Nelson Director of the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation says, in a news release,  “we are excited to announce The Longest Table Community Event. This facilitated conversation is a community event scheduled for Thursday, August 5, 2021, featuring a continuous table on Central Avenue welcoming participants to enjoy a free dinner. Participants will be seated among new people to foster stronger connections, exchange stories, and share ideas about community innovation.

She says, “All community members 14 and older are welcome to join in conversation about our community and discuss what we can do to make it the best place to live, work, raise a family and more.”

The Longest Table is free and open to the public; however, pre-registration is required to assist with planning efforts. To register visit www.vclongesttable.org. The conversation will begin promptly at 5:45pm and conclude at 7:00pm.

Following the event, residents are invited to apply for innovative micro-grants to launch their ideas off the table and into the community. “Our goal is to have an impactful community conversation that builds a grassroots effort for change. We want to empower the community to take their dreams and make them a reality,” remarked Nelson.

The Longest Table is organized by the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation and generously sponsored by the Valley City Barnes County Development Corporation through their Bush Prize for Community Innovation. Other sponsors include Valley City State University and Valley City Public Schools.

The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization that brings together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in Barnes, Ransom, and Griggs Counties. For more information please visit us at 250 West Main St, Valley City or contact us at 701-490-1596 or www.valleycitynd.org/svcf

 

Previously…

Valley City  (CSi) The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation invites Valley City residents to join in a Pilot Project conversation, a precursor to an upcoming community event this summer, The Longest Table.

The Pilot Project will be held at Alley Beans on Thursday, April 15. Each conversation is limited to 18 people and registration is required.

The Longest Table is a community event featuring a continuous table on Central Avenue welcoming residents to enjoy a free dinner and facilitated conversation. Residents will be seated among new people to foster stronger connections, exchange stories, and share ideas about community innovation. Conversations will cover various community aspects such as: overall image, attractions, engagement, quality of life, and amenities.

 

CLICK HERE to register for the 8:15-9:30 a.m. conversation. Coffee and treats will be provided.

CLICK HERE to register for the 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. conversation. Lunch will be provided.

The goal of the Pilot Project is to hone in on key issues facing the community. The conversation will then carry over to this summer’s The Longest Table, where residents will be encouraged to have open conversations about those issues and share ideas about community innovation. Contact Andrea Nelson for more information or questions: vdgoffice@hellovalley.com