There is no way to articulate or explain the kind of intricate network it takes to collect information on the wonderful events and places there are throughout an entire county. Katie Dallam is part of our complex and treasured network of people who love what they do and where they are and are willing to help us promote it. She says it well in her own words: "Rural America doesn't require a lot of people, just the dedicated, hard working ones. Blessed to share this with them." Congratulations, Katie.When people ask me where I'm from, I struggle with the answer, always did. Growing up my address said Amboy, but our farm was closer to the two street town of Lee Center and I went to school in Franklin Grove. My 4-H club, Golden Aces, met in nearby Ashton. Every Sunday to this day I worship with my church community in Amboy. Fifteen years ago this year I married a Dixon boy. Being a country kid means that every town is a #hometown. The people who live there are friends and the festivals are can't miss calendar appointments.
Friday night, the Dixon Chamber & Main Street awarded their "Best of. . ." and I received this. The kids said, "They got ya just in time Mom."
Honored. Surprised. Humbled. Our small towns could award this 4 times over and over and over and over. Rural America doesn't require a lot of people, just the dedicated, hard working ones. Blessed to share this with them. ... See MoreSee Less