"After the first year, it got easier to sell." - Bill Thistlethwaite on creating the Meltdown Ice Festival in Richmond, IN
"We've got to hold ourselves up- we've got to have each other's back" - Mike Gibbs on being a musician and family businessman in Richmond.
"I feel like...I'm covering the tracks of my ancestors." - Steve tells us how family ties led him to Richmond
"Speak the truth in love is not the worst advice..." - Ben Brazil shares stories of travel, writing, politics and the people of Richmond, IN
"This resiliency is a muscle and a practice..." - Ashley on her relationship with herself, her family, and her community.
"Everybody needs to be needed." - Amanda on her path to Richmond, career in senior care, and how she engages with her community.
"If you want something to happen, you just have to go make it happen." - Jon and Aria-Blair about the way they experience our community
"This community has given us everything we have." - Jackie talks about building their company and the way Wayne Co. has embraced them
"We were all believers in the concept": Doug Oler talks about his career path and the creation of the Wayne County Foundation
Part Two: Maria speaks of transition, settling into Richmond, and her dreams of bringing more Mexican culture to her adopted city!
Part One: Maria speaks of transition, settling into Richmond, and her dreams of bringing more Mexican culture to her adopted city!
"We want to remove any barrier that someone might have to creating art"- Andy and Amy Dudas on creating a space for the community
"We need to celebrate those things that are good and positive" - Shaun on his family's local history and the role art plays in our community
"The arts created who I am today." - Ginger Gray on growing up in Indiana and how events create a culture of giving in Richmond
"Persistence is really important" - Avis Stewart on his life and role at Earlham College and within the Richmond community
Gricelda talks about her life in Richmond, raising a daughter while balancing two cultures, and her hopes for Richmond