By Doug Card, Britton Journal
People frequently are amazed when driving into Britton and seeing the number of cars parked on Main Street. Some days it’s even difficult to find a parking spot.
That’s not the norm for small rural communities, and I think it speaks well for the can-do attitude and sense of community that our business people and residents exhibit.
But it’s not an easy task to keep a community viable for its children and grandchildren to come back to if they so desire. It takes hard work and a willingness to work together.
We think you can see that from an active Chamber of Commerce, a progressive school system, a highly regarded healthcare and wellness center, and community leaders who are proactive. That proactive thinking has resulted in a new school arena, track/football facility, swimming pool, library, and baseball/softball complex—all examples of making sure the community continues to be a welcoming place to live, work, and play.
This Dakotafire issue also highlights a unique feature of the community in that many of those movers and shakers on Main Street are women. The guys on Main Street are in the minority. How fortunate we are to have them as part of the foundation of our community.
We would like you to come and check us out. Visit our unique stores and shops and grab a bite to eat. While you’re here, plan a long weekend and take advantage of the water recreation, hunting and fishing, or visit historic Fort Sisseton.
We’re confident that it won’t take long for you to see why we’re so proud to call Britton home!