Woo wee, that was a great Grand Opening celebration at our new Springfield location! There were almost 85 people who came-many new faces and many good friends. Thanks so much to everyone for participating!
Go here for the KEZI news story on the event: NextStep Springfield Grand Opening
Mayor Sid Lieken and Mayor Kitty Piercy were our special guests. Thanks for being there and giving us such a hardy welcome. Thanks to the Springfield Chamber of Commerce for providing the ribbon cutting.
Everyone volunteering and staffing the new store did a fabulous job dressing the place up for company! Way to go team!
A big shout out to Madeline Willman, our fab PR intern for arranging the party.
Please thank our sponsors for feeding everyone so well:
- SELCO Community Credit Union and Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union supplied the pizzas and the drinks.
- IP Paper supplied the enormous cake.
- Big Town Hero Mohawk supplied the sandwiches.
- Lane County Master Recycler’s program supplied the dishes, flatware, napkins, and trash/compost/recycling bins.
And, most importantly, thanks to all our staff and volunteers for making NextStep a national recognized social justice organization that continues to find solutions where others only see problems.