A handful of townies, students, faculty andstaff met in the Coretta Scott King Center on Thursday 27th September for what will now be a weekly meeting of organizing and information exchange. The two main items on the agenda were Founder’s Day and Homecoming preparation. Students planning Founder’s Day expressed their wish to have the Yellow Springs community participate to the event. “We wanted to make sure that everyone could participate so we made [the parade] start later in the afternoon’” said Antioch student Molly Thornton, who helped organize the event. The parade will be leaving the stoop at 4:15 p.m. and its itinerary includes the main axes of Yellow Springs.
Group coordinator and alumna Judy Wohlert-Maldonado expressed concern at the potential lack of lodging for Homecoming weekend. The Board of Trustees Meeting of the weekend of the 26th/27th of October will be heavily attended by alumni, and in parallel the Peak Oil conference will take place, thus overbooking accomodations around the town of Yellow Springs. Though talks of opening South Gym to alumni and their sleeping bags are in motion, Wohlert-Maldonado called for all community members, especially college faculty and townspeople to open their homes to visiting alumni.
The next Yellow Springs organizing meeting will take place on Thurs. Oct. 4th at 7 p.m. in the CSKC and is open to all community members who want to make signs for the parade and discuss the referendum.