Idland and group, great city advocates

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 16, 2005

At Monday's City Council, Nancy Idland of Main Street Greenville, announced the plans to bring a new fall musical festival to downtown this October.

We commend her and the Main Street organization for that decision.

During her presentation, Idland said her dream was to have an event that people from all over Alabama would want to come here and attend.

This is a mighty big dream, but if anyone is capable of making it happen, it's Idland and her band of dedicated volunteers.

That's is the lesson that we should all take from the folks at Main Street.

They began as a small group, and they very much have the mentality of the "little engine that could."

None of these people get paid for their time or efforts, and it is because they want their hometown to be something to have pride in.

That's what it's all about, taking pride in who we are and where we live.

Main Street will again host its annual Summer Supper on Thursday night.

This is one of their signature events that just gets bigger and bigger every year.

Main Street is not just for the merchants of the downtown area, but it is for you, the people of Greenville.

So we would encourage you to call Nancy Idland and ask her how you can get involved and be a part of this army of volunteers that simply gets better each year.

And as for Idland's dream of having an event to attract the masses?

Just remember the line from Field of Dreams, "If you build it, they will come."

Have you helped out your community lately?