Helped promote the first ever match day ($30,000 pool) for Golden Belt Community Foundation's Giving Tuesday. There were 4 specific Stafford County Endowments to choose from.
The Stafford County Healthy Communities Initiative partnered with Stafford County K-State Research and Extension to provide a cooking class in the Macksville, Stafford and St. John communities.
Sydney Blanton, After-School Entrepreneurship Instructor worked with the LIFE students in St. John to create candles that they would sell as a business.
Sydney Blanton, After-School Entrepreneurship Instructor, worked with the STARS students in Stafford to create hot cocoa mugs that they would sell as a business.
Construction of the Macksville Duplex was completed by Troy Willinger Construction. An open house was held Sunday, October 26th from 2:00-5:00pm.
One side of the Macksvile Duplex was immediately occupied by a tenant.
Occupied a booth at the Stafford Oktoberfest that promoted the County, EcoDevo projects and the Stafford S.E.E.D. Center students chap stick project.
Program Director, Sydney Blanton worked with the St. John-Hudson art students to create multiple options of a bike rack that will be constructed for the St. John community. The community voted at the Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library.
Program Director, Sydney Blanton attended the Built Environment and Outdoors Summit in Wichita.
Sydney Blanton began teaching After-School Entrepreneurship to the LIFE students in St. John and the STARS students in Stafford.
Hosted the 4th annual entrepreneurship contest at the Stafford County Fair.
The 4th annual photography contest was held at the Stafford County Fair for County residents to submit photos of what it's like to Live, Work and Play in the County.
Hired Ashlee (Maier) Bevan as a part-time intern for the summer months to promote the entrepreneurship and photography contests at the County Fair. Completed at the end of July.
The 2nd Annual Farm and Art Market in St. John geared up for the summer.
Created Google maps for the cities of St. John and Stafford after walk-ability assessments were conducted that show a path of interest needing attention for the Healthy Communities Initiative work.
Concrete was poured for new sidewalks and parking at Gray's Studio in St. John. EcoDevo helped write this State grant that was awarded in August of 2013.
Occupied a booth at the 25th Annual Kansas Sampler Festival promoting Stafford County and the Stafford Chamber of Commerce
Presented the City of Stafford with two bike racks in partnership with the Stafford Recreation Commission. These were designed by Stafford students and welded together by the Stafford High School Welding Class. Made possible by Golden Belt Community Foundation.
Presented the graduating seniors from our County high schools with "The Butterfly Effect" after giving an inspirational speech and words of encouragement to come back to Stafford County.
Took the LIFE After-School Entrepreneurship kids to our monthly radio program on 1590 KVGB where they talked about their entrepreneurship class experience.
Set up a booth at the St. John Jubilee for the LIFE After-School Entrepreneurship students where they sold dog treats.
The basement was poured and framing walls put up for the Macksville duplex.
Program Director, Sydney Blanton attended the Kansas Young Professionals Summit in Salina where individuals could get together and "Dream Big Kansas" to make their communities a better place for young people to live, work and play.
Floor plans for the Macksville Duplex were released to the public.
The Stafford County Port Authority was authorized by the State of Kansas Legislature
Broke ground in Macksville for the construction of the duplex.
Color Me Lucky 5K Run/Walk held in St. John.
The Stafford STARS After School Entrepreneurship students visited Wichita State University for a tour of campus, listened to a business forum and then bowled in the newly renovated student center.
Program Director, Sydney Blanton marketed the Stafford Chamber of Commerce annual banquet and auction that featured entertainment by the high school forensics team.
Ideas began forming for a business incubator in the County.
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