Let's get reacquainted with our communities

After a couple of months of working from home, playing a round of golf is an exciting event, an escape into nature and a lot of fun. My wife and I have been among the people reintroducing ourselves to community parks and golf courses—and it's been great to see others out enjoying their communities.


          As the season warms into summer, it's a great time to get out and experience all the hidden treasures of your hometown. Your parks and recreational facilities are an investment you've made in your community—and your family should be the ones to utilize them. From biking and walking trails to picnics in the park, let's get back out there and sample the natural beauty our communities have to offer.


          We each still have the responsibility to safeguard our family's health, but we're learning that, by following common sense rules, we can rediscover the things we like best about the places we live in. We're all ready to get out and enjoy the warmer weather and invite our neighbors to join us in taking advantage of all the amenities that make each of our hometowns unique. We have a responsibility for the success of our local businesses and we're ready to re-energize our local economies—being safe, smart and supportive all at the same time.


          We all know that things are still going to be different for a while, but as summer spreads its inviting sunshine over our communities, it's natural to want to get out of the house. Grab those golf clubs, jump on the bicycles, take the family to the park and enjoy your town. Our communities need us to be fueling their vitality and their economy—and now is the time to expand our horizons and have some summer fun!


By Jesse Fonkert, Executive Director, Lincoln and Minnehaha County Economic Development Associations


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