This content is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Community Outreach programs, but views and thoughts are my own.
A few weeks ago I shared my thoughts with you on how America’s Farmers grow America. I am very passionate about my small town and rural living. I believe that America is truly great because of everyone, including our small towns and farming communities. I asked for all of you to share your stories on what makes you #MyTownProud. It’s been fun seeing these pop up on Instagram and Twitter!
Really when I think of my town I think of the three towns that have came together to build an amazing school. The town I live nearest to, Blythedale, has a whopping population of 190. The school closed in the early 1960’s, when my dad was in the 5th grade, and the train which made the town such a busy place stopped coming through in 1981. It was a sad time for my town when they lost their school but three towns, including mine, came together to start a school in the northern part of the county.
With the joining of the towns came enormous support for our school and communities. I have honestly never seen such a supportive community than ours. All the memories have been passed down through the generations creating a huge sense of family. There is nothing better than the pride that comes from our community.
Our community is very supportive of our school and the sports activities but also the academics and music department. With the hiring of a new music teacher a few years ago our community has stepped up to help raise thousands of dollars for the music department.
We now have an outstanding marching band and drumline. They are seriously amazing! It’s with the help of our community and neighbors that we are able to stand out as a small town. It’s why I’m #MyTownProud and what makes rural communities so special.
Do you have a #MyTownProud story? Share it in the comments below or on social media using #MyTownProud.