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Planning Launches

Posted by chuck // April 15, 2013 // in Planning // 0 Comments

Two inaugural planning sessions on April 9, 2013, brought together parties from different community interests who find value in organizing a Comet Festival in South Bend.   Emphasis for Comet Festival programs included educational offerings, outreach that targeted underserved audiences, and opportunities for small businesses.  planning-themes-images.pngAll embraced the notion of featuring Comet ISON's uncertain fate, for the sungrazing comet could be anything between a significant spectacle and cheapest viagra without prescription a dud after its close encounter with the sun around Thanksgiving. 

Festival elements based on past experience with the TROVE activities were proposed, including art exhibits, a community treasure hunt, education and outreach, planetariums, food and beverage, merchandise, speakers, and online resources.   From that original dialogue evolved a slew of fresh ideas and energy that  bring in new audiences and stakeholders who could be well-served by a celebration of science.

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Thanks to James Summers of The Summers Group LLC; Dayle Brown of lowest levitra price Pegasus Productions; Ruth Craft of South Bend Community Schools (retired); Matt Dowd of University of Notre Dame; Danl DuRall; Matt McQueen of ETHOS; Lindsey Talboom of Visit South Bend-Mishawaka; Arielle Phillips of University of Notre Dame; Linda Marks of we use it Michiana Astronomical Society; Art Klinger of Penn-Harris-Madison Schools; and Chuck Bueter, not shown. Thanks also to the Drew Elegante and the State Theater in downtown South Bend, IN, for sharing the space.

planning-themes-text.pngSeveral individuals expressed interest in the cananda viagra meeting but could not attend on that particular day, so Chuck Bueter is meeting with them individually in ensuing days to hear what role they respectively propose to have.  If you wish to join the effort or share your ideas, please contact us at "imagine AT cometfestival .com"

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