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Beyond history one of the best ways to get to know your new town and feel at home in it is to discover all the things that make it unique.
Almost every town has a Walmart and a McDonald’s but not every town has an ice-cream parlor with over 100 different types of sundae’s and a statue of Garfield outside like a town near us does.
Our town is also the only town I know of that has a locally owned pizzeria that sells a 10 pound pizza piled so high with topping you can barely finish more than one piece.
It is things like these that make smile when I call my town my hometown. I bet your new town has their own unique qualities too.
Search out free events, and festivals to find the local flare. Your communities newspaper is a good place to find out about them as well as bulleten boards in coffee shops, restaurants and grocery stores.
Ask others for recommendation of local mom and pop restaurants that serve great food. You also might find a list of locally owned restaurants in those piles of pamphlets I asked you to bring home from your visitor center a earlier.
Go to the towns Christmas parade and fourth of July fireworks display.
Attending these things will make you feel a part of the community and make you appreciate all the things your new town has to offer as well as get you closer to calling it your hometown.
This post is part of the New Town to Hometown series. Use the links below to dig into the series.
Part One: Becoming Friend Worthy
- It all begins with fellowship with God
- The most important lesson in friendship building
- Are you welcoming?
- Create mutual bonds
- Meet a need and make a friend
- Don’t try to look perfect
- Not everyone is going to be your friend
Part Two: Places To Find Friends
- Start the search online
- Homeschooling groups
- Be the neighbor with the active porch swing
- Breaking the ice and setting goals
Part Three: Creating Community
6.Take part in all things local (you are here)
Silly Stories Of My Moving Adventure
- It is going to be a long trip
- When you give a two year old a marker
- I was a soap opera star for just one day
- A sign that the long trip was about to end
- What happens when your landmarks become cornfields
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