On behalf of the Stow-Munroe Falls Community Foundation, I would like to thank all the civic organizations including churches, schools and service groups that participated in our inaugural meeting to study the viability of a community gathering place in the City of Stow. I would also like to personally thank the committee for which I was part of for all the hard work they did to plan this event. The committee members were: Martin Tass (president of the Stow-Munroe Falls Community Foundation), Annie Hanson and Bill Flinta.

We are only in the concept phase and are looking for ideas and thoughts from residents of all ages on what a community gathering place would look like in our city. If you haven't had the opportunity to read the article in the March 19 edition of the Stow Sentry, I would encourage you to read it.

This project which will take time, effort and work, but will be a fun fulfilling journey that will be enjoyed by residents of all ages for generations to the come. The time is now to act and share your ideas for all components involved in this project including innovative fundraising ideas.

As the Stow-Munroe Falls Community Foundation proceeds on this journey, we promise to fully engage, update and communicate with all our residents on our progress.

As Martin Tass has been quoted as saying "If we can maximize our time, treasure, and our talents, we can make this happen."

If you have any questions or comments or would like to participate in this fulfilling journey, please contact me or one of the other Foundation committee members. I can be reached at pribonic_john@yahoo.com or 330-842-9687.

John Pribonic, Stow-Munroe Falls

Community Foundation Board