Green, Greener, Greensburg - Part II
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
Slogan on a t-shirt
"Because of the tornado, we have the opportunity to be a living laboratory."
Bob Dixson, Greensburg Mayor
This is the second post from our PEO road trip to Greensburg. In one day, we didn't see everything we would have liked. I'd love to go back and see the new BTI (John Deere) dealership, tour the churches and visit more of the downtown stores. As Greensburg continues to rebuild, there will be much more to see in the months and years ahead.
Ruth Ann Wedel at Greensburg Greentown says that they are relying on eco-tourism to continue to rebuild their community. They are now offering "Green Tours" to fit pretty much any family or group. It's a road trip that's inspiring and well worth your time. (Click on the Greentown link to learn more.) Plus, you'll be helping to rebuild Greensburg. And you didn't even have to bring a hammer!
High school students and advisers made this bench from "found" items after the tornado. It sits outside the arts center. (Here you go farmers: You could probably make a similar "found" sculpture by exploring your farmstead and getting creative.)
Tomorrow, one more post from Greensburg, as we continue to explore this story of resurrection and rebirth during this Easter season.
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