|Kelly Fischer is going into her sophomore year at UMM|
While the main point of the project was to generate ideas for the community center, I also assisted in many more assigned tasks, such as making posters, organizing files, entering data, etc. I was glad to do whatever I could to help make things just a little easier at HEDA, so Muriel could focus on the important tasks at hand. Although, I must say, my favorite part of the project was meeting new people.
Every day I worked in the HEDA office, multiple people wandered in and out for business, messages, or even just to say “hello”. I met so many community members and I can tell you that Hoffman is a truly wonderful town with amazing citizens. I learned so much about hard work and ethic from the people I came across–even in the simple, casual conversations I held. I am so very thankful to have had that opportunity. Overall, it was an amazing first experience with the Center For Small Towns, as well as with HEDA and Muriel! I look forward to working on more projects in the future, to contribute a helping hand to those who ask, and to learn something from it!
Written by Kelly Fischer, UMM Class of 2017