Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dixon Neighborhood Kickoff Extravaganza

This is a guest post by Dave Harding, Neighborhood Chair of the Dixon Neighborhood. Dave was elected this May, and organized the Dixon Neighborhood Kickoff Extravaganza event to engage with community members. Dave has served under two previous Neighborhood Chairs, and has been an active participant in the Provo Community.

Dixon Neighborhood held a Kickoff Extravaganza in early June to help the residents catch the vision of the neighborhood, encourage their involvement, and to introduce the new neighborhood chair and vice-chair.

We gathered under the large shade trees in the front of Dixon Middle School for the pep-rally which included door prizes donated by neighborhood and local businesses. The grand prize was an Android tablet donated by Dixon's own CompuClinic, a PC repair shop. One of the purposes was to increase awareness of the neighborhood. There are some residents who don't even realize that they belong to an official neighborhood.

We talked about the rich heritage of Dixon neighborhood being a magnificent tapestry of lives interwoven over the last 164 years. The history of Dixon neighborhood plays a big part of the history of Provo, and indeed the State. The story of Dixon neighborhood is now a part of our individual stories and our stories are being woven into Dixon's story. We discussed our stewardship of Dixon's heritage and how to pass an even stronger and more beautiful heritage on to those who follow us.


 We talked about some of the many reasons that we chose to live in this great neighborhood and the things we can do to make it even greater. Many of these treasures and opportunities are described in the Dixon Neighborhood Vision [www.dixonneighborhood.org/vision.html]. There are many attractive aspects to living in Dixon Neighborhood, including the wonderful variety of residents, the close proximity of so many of our daily destinations, and the warmth and neighborliness of the residents. We all have a part to play to continue our wonderful quality of life in our comfortable, welcoming community and to make Dixon Neighborhood and even better place to live.



Overall, the event was quite successful with many residents committing to get involved. There is an excitement for even better events in the future. We appreciate the support of our neighborhood and local businesses, especially CompuClinic, Heritage Dental, Fresh Market, Station 22, Old Towne Grill, and RCWilley, who contributed door prizes for the event.