Remember when I asked you to reply a couple of weeks ago? Well, you did, 112 of you.
I read you all, looked up your town and replied to every single one of you. Because you matter and your town matters! I copied all your replies, edited a few down who wrote a LOT, and pasted them below. I thought you might like to scroll through and see your friends and neighbors.
I’m thankful for all you do for your rural (and not so rural) places.
Keep shaping the future of your town,
PS – We don’t have a Black Friday/Cyber Whatever/Shop Small sale. We have a gift for you instead, and you’ll hear about it on December 1.
Say hello to your neighbors….
I’m from the BIG CITY of Irvine, Kentucky! The next town that EVERYBODY’S heard of! Joe Crawford
Farnhamville, IA 50538 ! As an additional note for reference…7 miles west of Gowrie, IA 50543 Sorry, I just had to do that… Paul Kail
Hi Becky, I’m Sandi Curd and I’m from Corbin, Kentucky.
I’m from Cleveland, Oklahoma, not Ohio! It is my goal to have everyone respond to my answer of Cleveland when at a seminar to say “Cleveland, Oklahoma! I’ve been there. What an awesome town!”Mary Johnson
Cherokee, Iowa 51012 Say it loud, say it proud! Mick Samsel (Mick actually put that about 102 point font!)
I’m from Benkelman, Nebraska. Megan Spargo
Morrilton Arkansas! “Small city, no limits” Jerry L. Smith
Bob Perry Mingo, Iowa
I am from Mount Airy, Maryland. We are wedged on the edge of two counties in Maryland, Carroll and Frederick. Melissa Thorn
I’m from Pembroke, Ontario! Heather Sutherland
Billy Kahn, Columbus Texas
DeQuincy, Louisiana 70633. Population 3250 Diane Engle
I’m Dave Puckett from Benton Ky.
Dundalk, Ontario, Canada. Population about 2,000. Flannery O’Carroll
North Branch, MN. Carla MK Vita
Sheila Shockey Offerle KS
I am from Logansport, Indiana – named the #1 Affordable Small Town Where You’d Actually Want to Live in 2018, by realtor.com. Becki Harris
Hi, I’m from historic Willoughby, Ohio. Pat Carroll
Darlington, SC. President of The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce #ILoveDarlington Harriet L. Hobbs
Hi, my name is Tana Larsen and I’m from a progressive rural community located in central ND called Washburn, ND.
Louisiana, MO. Diana Kuelker Hodges
I’m from Penn Yan, New York. Steve Griffin
Hi! I’m from Carrington ND! We are home to Dakota Growers Pasta Co. They are the third largest producer of pasta in North America! Laurie Dietz
I’m from Regan, ND- population 44, but don’t let it fool you. Katy Kassian
Athol, MA Howie Carr makes fun of it on his radio show. Mary Holtorf
Port Angeles, Washington 98362! John Brewer
Castleton-on-Hudson, New York. Colin McKnight
Dawn Wilson, Vestal Center, NY. We didn’t have zip codes when I lived there.
Cuba, MO, Route 66 Mural City, population 3500. Jane S. Reed
I am from the extraordinary city of Post, Texas, home of Old Mill Trade Days. J. Terry Bartlett
I’m from Avon, New York, the home of the soon to be restored Avon Park Theater, a community arts center featuring movies, art and theater! Ann Younger
I’m from Elkton, TN (population 400+ most days), located in the south end of Giles County. Giles County is the the GATEWAY to TN when headed north from AL on I-65. Pulaski is our county seat and is the home of the prettiest courthouse in the State of Tennessee! What else do you want to know? I could talk about it for days. :-) Bethany Shockney
Beautiful HOT SPRINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA! And proud of it!!! Peg Sperlich
Jacqualine Fitzgerald – I’m from Kenton, Ohio the 43326
Alex Reel, Edina, MO, 63537.
Sonora, California. Not Sonoma, Sonora. Greg Falken
I’m from Bear, Delaware. Sharon Huey
Where is Sugar Creek, Mo, you ask? You know where Independence, Mo is, right? Well they are one of our most successful suburbs and we are so proud of them! Mike Larson
I’m from Thessalon, Ontario, Canada. A small town of 1400 people. Pauline Clark
Kosse Texas. Karen Partin
Milnor, North Dakota 58060. Carol Peterson
Marian Langhus, Gagetown, New Brunswick, Canada.E5M 1A1
I am from BEAUTIFUL Emmetsburg, Iowa! Darrick Young
Hello, this is Berna Tucker from the great little town of Gowrie, IA 50543!!
Webster, South Dakota 57274! Melissa Waldner
Trenton MO 64683 ! Jackie Soptic
Austinburg Ohio 44010. Welcoming new residents and visitors to our town and county. Wanda Lahnan
Auburn Nebraska. And I am proud of our successes and hard work we are putting in to make our rural community a place for young families to come back home. Kim Beger
Hello from: Diane Seals, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada!
Casie Risley Caldwell, Kansas 67022
Forest City, IA, Where Nature’s Close and Friends are Closer. Kathy Rollefson, IOM
We got hard hit by hurricane Michael. Our little town suffered severe damage and we are struggling to rebuild and pick up the pieces. Please pray for us. Thanks, Karen
Chris Mathis, Colfax, Washington, 99111 : )
I am from Dunn, NC! Where community matters! Tasha McDowell
Newport, County Mayo,Ireland, F28 A336 and proud of it! Mary Keane
I am actually from Marshalltown, IA(Pop. 26, 000). BUT, I work in Melbourne, IA(Pop. 830). Deb Mercer
Kelsey Bergen from Henderson, Nebraska :)
Stafford County Economic Development in St. John, Kansas 67576 :)
I’m from Monticello, Illinois- a small town that doesn’t act like it! Callie Jo McFarland
Hi, I’m Cheryl from Montezuma, New York
Versailles, Kentucky. Mary Dean Vertuca
Manchester, CT 06040 Bart Russell
Dublin, Texas 76446. Karen Wright
Quairading, Western Australia, Australia. It’s pronounced “Qw – air – u – ding” or something like that! Jo Hayes
CARNARVON, in Western Australia Stephanie Leca
Suzanne Shirey, Sapulpa, Oklahoma! God’s Country! Ever been here? You should VISIT!
Paul W. Swansen, Bayfield, Wisconsin. 54814
I am from Blanchester,Ohio Richard Braley
I’m Karen from Hot Springs, SD, home of The Battle Mountain National Landmark Veterans Administration full service Hospital, The Mammoth Site, Wind Cave National Park, Evans Plunge mineral hot springs swimming pool and The Historic Hot Springs Theatre. A great place to live and a great place to visit. And, no, I’m not a paid Chamber spokesperson.
Rose Lansing, New Oxford, PA
Hi, I am Holly Burbank, and I am from Franconia, NH!
Cache. Oklahoma Beverly Martine
Marion, Illinois 62959. -A Oasis of Opportunity! Mike Absher candidate for Mayor of Marion
Berlin, NH! It’s the best kept secret in northern NH! Kathy Trumbull
Marquette, Kansas. Fred Peterson
Las Animas, Colorado. Pop. 2,200. Nancy Gerlock
I’m from Moscow, Idaho….and we ROCK!! Gina Taruscio
Gatesville, Texas – The Spur Capital of Texas! Cheri Shepherd
I’m from Hertford, NC! Sheryl Corr
Dawna Van Overschelde, Letcher, South Dakota 57359!
Hot Springs, SD, in the Beautiful Black Hills. Beth Spitzer
West Mineral, Kansas…Home of Big Brutus! Kurt Mantonya
Originally, Dexter, Oregon. Now in Sutherlin, Oregon. Greg Henderson
I’m from Hookstown, Pennsylvania 15050. EVERYONE knows we’re home to the Hookstown Fair, lol! Rose Marie
Manchester, Ga. Kay Garrett
Julie Barr, Manistique Michigan 49854 – in the BEAUTIFUL Upper Peninsula of Michigan!
Glenwood Alberta Canada. Scott Shipley
Akron, IA 51001. population 1500. Sharon
Ponca City, Oklahoma!!!! Jamie Sinton
Estill, South Carolina. Jannie Busby
Karen Stewart, Port McNeill, British Columbia, A vibrant town of 2300 souls
Denison, Texas ! Mark Denison
I’m Patti from Grangeville. Idaho! Nice to meet you!
I’m Jesalyn, from Prosser, WA and I am Prosser proud!
Mendota Illinois! Sally Corrigan
Hi Becky! I’m Kara from Ely, Minnesota 55731
Cedaredge Colorado! Kami Collins
Meeteetse, WY 82433! Linda Seaton
I’m Jordyn from Tishomingo, Oklahoma 73460! Population 3,100!
Hello! I’m from Lincoln, NE but my adopted town is Brownville, NE. Sue Kunert
Choteau, Montana, 59422! Steve Dogiakos
I am from Beaver Dam Wisconsin. Life HERE is Good! Ruth Metz
I am Brent Babcock from Dresden Ontario, Canada.
Clinton, Ohio 44216!
Mike Philpot, I’m from Leland, Mississippi.
Hi, I’m Sally Johnson, Uniontown, KS
Sheridan Montana. Brian Curtis
John Forshee. Clay Center, KS
Florence, Oregon. Stephanie Sarles
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520. Nancy Proyect
Jon Swanson. Fort Wayne, IN