Saturday, August 30, 2008

Knitting in the treetops

I'm taking a break between Treehouse Tra-La events at Dunwoody Nature Center. We just finished the ribbon-cutting ceremony and shortly the evening's festivities will begin with set-up of the gi-normous movie screen and sound system, buffet lines for the Carrabba's dinner, and myriad other preparations behind the scenes. 

What a lovely morning to officially open the treehouse learning pavilion! Dunwoody townies gathered to celebrate a project that has been a LOOOOOONNNNNGGGGG time coming. Austin Elementary was represented by the ever-classy Susan Mitchell, the PTA President when the fundraising first began with the Dunwoody Dash, and Jeffrey Heninger, one of the kids who ran and who is now a high school student at DHS, cut the ribbon.  I enjoyed chatting with Dunwoody blogger supreme and City Council candidate John Heneghen, Bev Wingate, Elaine Boyer, Robert and Susan Wittenstein, and so many other wonderfully involved people as well as catching up with fellow Dunwoody Dash fund-runners.  

What I'm taking away from the morning is that blooming sense of community. As Dunwoody's cityhood becomes a reality, there's a sense of belonging, of actually playing an active role in the life of our community. Rather than observers and receivers, we're the city. And it feels darned good.

Tonight, as Swiss Family Robinson plays on the big screen, I'll knit peacefully away and enjoy the spectacle of 200+ community members gathering together in OUR town, OUR park!

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