About Norton PRIDE
Norton PRIDE is a group of community members who work to honor our Norton heritage by promoting and supporting a high quality of life, while fostering a sense of community pride through partnerships with other community entities.
Each January, the core committee takes time to review the projects of the past year and identify project needs that should be continued/finished. Norton PRIDE also partners with existing civic organizations to volunteer time and efforts toward ensuring that those projects important to our community survive and new ones can get started.
2021 has been a busy year for Norton PRIDE as they’ve worked on multiple projects with various community partners. Examples include: making prayer shawls for mothers who have lost a child; planting shrubs along the Cottonwood Trail on Arbor Day; and helping to straighten veterans’ grave markers at the cemetery. In addition, Norton PRIDE is one of several groups taking the lead on the Station 15 project, which includes renovating the Station 15 park with a travel center, playground, and fitness trail. Specifically, the PRIDE committee is working to renovate the playground area with safe and updated equipment, in order to provide a welcoming rest stop for families traveling through Norton. “It is through the financial support of MatchDay and your gift that such projects can continue,” said Reva Benien.
Norton PRIDE welcomes anyone who is interested to join them in building the “pride” of our Norton community by becoming more involved in the core committee or as a project volunteer.
About the PRIDE of Norton Endowment Fund
Norton PRIDE started a field of interest endowment with NCCF in order to have funds available for projects, especially as grant funding becomes more difficult to obtain.
Norton PRIDE’s various project plans reflect the basic components of PRIDE action in communities across Kansas. These components include: Beautification, Holiday Celebrations, Community Promotion, Parks, Community Festivities/Fundraising and Community Fitness/Health/Wellness.
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