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The Kattlistt: Looking Back and Looking Forward

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by James C. Malphrus

#NVR here… And I’m running a little late this week. Apologies all around, but let’s get more to the point. Welcome to November in full swing. But the problem with following a month like our last one is that it’s a down swing. Even so, November has many offerings in the air.

Before I break into a ramble about the month that is mostly ahead. Let me make a couple of notes about the past few weeks. We at the Kattalistt have been busy getting things in line; we recently incorporated in the State of Georgia and named our inaugural Board of Directors. The month of October was huge for us in so many ways and we would like to thank everyone who took part in any of it.

I have to tell you that you are the ones that make it all possible. There would be no FlintFests, no Georgia Throwdowns, no Deck of Arts Shows, and no Zombie 5Ks without an active public to attend it. Without you we are as good as a ghost town of carnival lights. Without you we are wheels trenching sand. Without you we’re only entertaining ourselves.

So if you like what you see come out and be a part of it. If you crave something different voice it… We have public forums, internet forums, Facebook pages, and groups that are ready to hear your ideas. And when I say we I mean far more than just the Kattalistt, we may not be your fit, but there are so many others. So many groups are budding in this town and we’re all in the business of trying to engage you. Join us or tell us how we can better do that.

So back to break point, beyond the typical elections, family affairs, and Black Friday riots of November. There are two key events this month, and the first was the Mission Change Sleep Out which took place this past weekend on the Westover side of  The Albany Mall to raise awareness about homelessness in our community. The public event drew crowds of people who slept in tents, boxes, or on the ground. Volunteers packed bags of canned foods and hygiene products to help those living on the fringes of our community.
And coming this next weekend is the D’town Arts Coalition’s Super Fancy Art Show, Part Duex at 7PM in the Flint RiverQuarium. It promises to be a great exhibition of our local arts scene and everyone should come out and show their support.

Looking beyond this month into next year I will tell you that great things are coming. Planning is already in the works for the return of so many of the great events this year has yielded. And we’re already dreaming up new things to try. Consider this more than an invitation to participate. This a challenge: Get Involved.

James C. Malphrus is the founder of Kattalistt Communications. He can be reached by emailing JCM@ChangeIntoAnIdea.org

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