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Marked Tree interested in GCT

The city of Marked Tree, like many small towns is eager to regenerate their city. Clay County Extension Chair, Stewart Runsick and George Lowe, Growing Corning Together Chairman, were invited to talk with a group in Marked Tree, called Moving Marked Tree Forward, who are interested in revitalizing their town as they heard Growing Corning Together is doing in Corning. The meeting was held on Monday, May 20, at 10 a.m. in the Ritter Communication building in Marked Tree.

Runsick spoke to the group about such things as the importance of getting buy-in from local elected officials. Taking action as a group and eliminating the spinning of wheels in too much discussion concerning what could be done. Creating a project to work on to bring a community together, such main thing is to change the conversation to positive and I think we’ve managed to do that,” said Runsick.

George Lowe discussed all the positive support from local businesses, banks, individuals and churches for all the projects that Growing Corning Together have implemented. He talked about how hard each member in GCT works to revitalize Corning. He shared, “Our people are passionate about our city.”


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