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Linglestown Gazette: HELP WANTED – Gazette founder Bostic looking to expand blog's mission

Thursday, October 25, 2012

HELP WANTED – Gazette founder Bostic looking to expand blog's mission

Bill Bostic
Since the first blog post was uploaded in May 2006, I've tried to live up to the motto "Building Community, Connecting People."

The bottom line is that I'm fiercely devoted to this community and want to see it grow and prosper despite the long list of challenges facing our families, neighborhoods and schools. There's no reason why we can't buck the trends of our time and be a shining light for others to learn from and follow.

In order for Linglestown Gazette to be a true change agent, the blog and its affiliated social media sites need to go beyond being a one-person operation. Plus, the blog's mission needs to be expanded to include offline endeavors.

Here's what I'd like to do ...

I hope to launch a nonprofit organization in the near future that would serve the community in the following ways:
  • Provide community news and event information for municipalities located within the Central Dauphin School District
  • Organize and promote community events
  • Increase local government awareness
  • Help transform the Linglestown area into a regional tourism destination

Without a doubt, to accomplish this hefty list of goals is going to require a major influx of manpower and money. To say what I've outlined above is a big job is a gross understatement! (Keep in mind that I have a full-time job and devote time to other activities beyond the blog, which I do on a volunteer basis.)

But, all great accomplishment start with tiny steps, and here's how you can help get the ball rolling:

I'm looking for one or two persons who I can partner with to do the front-end planning and outreach to form the nonprofit group described above.

The ideal candidate would have an entrepreneurial bent and be a skilled communicator, but anyone who is turned on by this community-changing vision is welcome to inquire – hey, there are plenty of things to do to go around.

The next step is yours ...

The reality is Linglestown Gazette will continue to be a cute endeavor that is updated on an irregular basis if no one steps forward to lend me a hand.

Please email linglestowngazette@gmail.com or call me at (717) 512-0722 if you want more information or know someone who might fit the bill.

2 Comments:

At 7:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill,

Keeping the Linglestown Gazette going for six years is quite the endeavor. As the former owner of HarrisburgatHome.com, it was a fun venture but because a hassle.

In 2009, I accepted a position with the federal government and deployed twice to Afghanistan in contingency contract oversight support to the troops.

I understand that you and Frank Cotolo are the region's most creative, talented gentlemen. However, you want to know that your efforts are appreciated...additionally resulting in substantive change as it relates to Lower Paxton Twp and the Linglestown area.

I currently live in the outskirts of Richmond, VA - another city that shares the same problems of H-burg. (Crime, debt, political disarray...)

I frequently check out your blog to find out what's going on in the charming town of Linglestown. You have some great businesses, churches, and residents. Your call to action should be answered by talented individuals and I wish you the very best in your future endeavors.

Regards,
Rob

 
At 9:55 PM, Blogger  said...

Good hearing from you, Rob! Thanks for the kind words.

 

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