SAVE WAKA MIYAL ENMASHOOS COMMUNITY CENTER!

Waka Miyal Enmashoos Community Center

Day 15 – Writing 101 – I can’t believe it’s Day 15 now! Next week will be our last week for this little endeavor. Today, we have to find our voice. We are to pretend that an event we’ve loved, or a place we cherish is ending/closing. How does that make us feel, what do we do? Thing is, we write it in our distinctive voice. What do you think? Is it consistent with what you perceive as my voice on this site? It’s a bit different, I think. I just had fun with it.

SAVE WAKA MIYAL ENMASHOOS COMMUNITY CENTER!

Fellow Waka Miyal Enmashoos citizens,

As you may have heard, Mayor Owda Tuch has recently announced his Economic Development Budgetary Plan Monday night. In his attempt to establish Waka Miyal Enmashoos as a city of “Growth and Opportunity”, he has invited a yet-to-be-named large corporation to set up shop in town. They have accepted.

While this may seem like the opportunity for growth that we need in our crumbling community, their plan has one major flaw. They plan on using the grounds of the Community center as their new location.

WHAT THAT MEANS IS THIS:

The Waka Miyal Enmashoos Community Center WILL BE DEMOLISHED!

Yes! OUR Community Center, the place we have all come to love as our home, OUR heart, the BEATING PULSE of our community will be torn down in the name of economic growth!

BUT WE CAN STOP THIS!

Yes, YOU can stop this!

I’m talking to YOU!

You with the grandchildren around you who listen to your stories of when you were a child in our city. Stories that speak of when you were one of the first to step inside the newly constructed Community Center. You were here from the beginning. You helped make it the refuge it is today for countless young people. You poured yourself into this over the years. Now, they want to take it from you.

I’m talking to YOU!

You fathers who have danced countless dances with your princesses. You’ve limbo’d, You’ve YMCA’d, You’ve shed tears as you’ve held your little girl while Stephen Curtis Chapman sang about dancing with Cinderella! They want to take your dances away from you!

I’m talking to YOU!

You mothers and daughters, You women who are the heart and soul of our city! You have shed blood, sweat, and tears making our community center what it is today! You have spent countless time on councils making sure our children have the development opportunities offered here on a daily basis. You have made this place better and our lives better because of it. They don’t care. They want to end all your hard work!

BUT WE CAN DO SOMETHING!

We can rally together, we can stop this injustice! Friday night, the 15th, gather at the Town Hall meeting, at the Community Center. Come early! The meeting starts at 6 PM. The mayor plans to reveal this corporation to us then. We can make our voices heard! We can find an alternate location! Together, we can find a way to have economic growth without losing our heart and soul!

WILL YOU BE THERE?

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5 thoughts on “SAVE WAKA MIYAL ENMASHOOS COMMUNITY CENTER!

  1. Liked this Russell. Felt your passion. Enjoyed how you wrote to engage the reader/hearer. And nice job evoking the experiences you think will spur the reader to action (“you fathers who have danced countless dances with your princesses”). You got me on board.

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