The Larimer community and all of its hardworking, kindhearted, and faithful residents have welcomed the LDI XXI class in with open arms. This past September, I was joined by about forty of my classmates as Larimer residents invited us into their homes, community center, and places of worship. They welcomed us with kindness and high spirits, sharing meals along with their desires, thoughts, and memories of the neighborhood. Many members of the LDI XXI class had lived in Pittsburgh their entire lives and had passed by the little town many times without recognition, but after just one night, one dinner, and one extremely stimulating conversation with the passionate residents of Larimer, we will never look at the community the same way again.
Planning an event in a community that you know very little about can be quite a challenge. However, getting to know the residents and fielding their participation and input was both easy and enjoyable. For the past 4 months, LDI XXI has been attending monthly meetings with the Larimer Consensus Group, volunteering in the community and establishing trust and friendship among residents. In these experiences we have found that the people of Larimer are open-minded and motivated to make their community the best that it can be. For that, we are excited and grateful to make Bright Night Larimer a fantastic event.
Join us on May 17th for Bright Night Larimer, and a chance to celebrate the wonderful people of Larimer that have given so much to their Community.