The teaser picture in the March 2 Springfield News-Sun caught my attention. Rob Rue, a friend and Springfield city commissioner, was standing with a group of students holding a sign that said "I UNPLUG TO __________." Hmmmm, wonder what this is about? In a few seconds I was reading the inspirational story of local students promoting the National Day of Unplugging from sunset on Friday, March 6 through sundown on Saturday, March 7.
What a great idea! And in line with enhancing relationship health through "connecting (in person) with loved ones and the community."
The Springfield Arts Council's Youth Arts Ambassadors are middle school and high school students who got the attention of community leaders and a proclamation from Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland designating this Friday as Springfield's Day of Unplugging.
Several elements stood out from this noteworthy effort:
Yeah, this is a great idea, and I'm inclined to participate. I UNPLUG TO put together a puzzle. How would you complete your UNPLUG statement?
Lavern & Ronda Nissley are co-directors of Encompass. Married since 1978, both enjoy coffee, riding their tandem bicycle and working together to build strong relationships.