One of the things I love most about living in Wichita Falls is the strong sense of community. Neighbors look out for one another, and in times of need everyone rallies together to help.
In my video this week I’m taking a look back at the history of “the Falls,” but this post isn’t just about the waterfall… it’s about that spirit of solidarity this city embodies.
When Streams and Valleys was raising money for the falls project, founder Roby Christie said they decided to hold a raffle for a car. He said 60,000 people bought tickets, well over half the community!! Let that sink in. Tens of thousands of residents are directly responsible for building the waterfall we have today.
That same spirit of community continues. We have lots of wonderful people working to make this an (even) better place to live. The Lake Wichita revitalization project is in full swing, as is a continued push for a beautiful downtown. In both cases, tremendous strides have been made to make this an amazing place to call home.
It doesn’t take much effort to get involved in something big. Something as simple as buying a raffle ticket can make a huge impact for generations to come.
“The more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future.” – Theodore Roosevelt
By the way… here’s a link to the video for “Put the Falls Back in Wichita Falls,” also a BIG thanks to KFDX for allowing me to use the file video from the dedication ceremony!