GREENFIELD – Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield announced a new program series, the Successful Communities Speaker Series. Iowans want their communities to be the place people want to live, work and raise their families. In order for that to happen, citizens must be well informed and work collaboratively on issues that will impact the quality of life in their communities. The goal with this series is to bring speakers who will inform, educate and invite listeners to reflect on the important institutions in their communities like education, health care, economic development, recreation and other important concepts that cause communities to flourish. Currently, WCC has two events scheduled with more to follow. These two events are offered at no cost to the public.
Rural education will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17.
Rural education is the glue holding many rural communities together, but the financial “pie” is getting smaller, as alternative educational choices come from all sides. What will that mean for rural communities? Join Margaret Buckton, the professional advocate for the Rural School Advocates of Iowa, who will share her experiences in advocating for rural schools. She will provide recent and past history of legislative actions impacting Iowa education, and help us think about what that might mean for the future of our rural schools and communities and how we might work together to address the big issues.
Buckton’s remarks will be preceded by a soup supper at WCC beginning at 5:30 p.m. A free will offering for supper would be appreciated.
Candidate forum will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.
The Nov. 6 election nears. Warren Varley, Democratic candidate, and Ray “Bubba” Sorensen, Republican candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives for District 20 will be the featured speakers at this event. Listen to their ideas for the future of Iowa. The supervisor candidates in Adair County will also be introduced. The audience will have the chance to ask direct questions of the candidates via a panel. This event is being co-sponsored by WCC and the Greenfield Chamber Main Street organization.