The Longest Table
The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation Concludes Pilot Project and Plans for The Longest Table
The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation held a Pilot Project which sets the stage for an event titled The Longest Table this summer. The goal of the Pilot Project was to identify how receptive the community is to a facilitated conversation and determine areas of focus. “Thank you to the over 80 community members that participated in the Pilot Project; your time, feedback, and conversation were crucial for this upcoming event,” remarked Andrea Nelson, Director of the Foundation. The results of the Pilot Project confirm an overwhelming desire to discuss what makes our community a great place to live, work, raise a family and spur a grassroots movement to get increase engagement and enhance our current amenities.
The Longest Table is a community event scheduled for Thursday August 5, 2021, featuring a continuous table on Central Ave welcoming participants to enjoy a free dinner, and facilitated conversations. Participants will be seated among new people to foster stronger connections, exchange stories, and share ideas about community innovation. Following the event, residents are invited to apply for innovative micro-grants to launch their ideas off the table and into the community. More information to sign up and attend the event will be announced in June.
The Longest Table is organized by the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation. The event is generously sponsored by the Valley City Barnes County Development Corporation through their Bush Prize for Community Innovation. Other sponsors also include Valley City State University, the City of Valley City, and Valley City Public School. The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization that brings together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in Barnes, Ransom, and Griggs Counties. For more information please visit us at 250 West Main St, Valley City or contact us at 701-490-1596 or www.valleycitynd.org/svcf