Our first introduction to the community of Comanche came in the form of a meet and greet ice cream social the first week of school. It was one of those things where we didn’t think anyone would come, and half of the town showed up.
We met a ton of people that night and, of course, we didn’t know any of them. Just trying to keep up with names and trying to figure out who does what in the community was a big challenge. They seemed to be ready to embrace some of our ideas, and we were thrown to the wolves…being first year teachers and all.
We were young enough and dumb enough to take it and run with it! BUT…we were so excited that everyone was so welcoming and helpful, offering any help we might need. They just kept asking what we needed and telling us that they were glad to have us here.
What was really cool was that the younger kids who were here that night, like elementary and junior high age, had never been in an Ag shop, and they just kept saying how they wanted to be in Ag when they were old enough. That was great!
Of course, everyone kept asking us what was the top of our list on our Ag program in general, and the only problem we had in answering that question is that we like it all, and like to do it all too much!
With this kind of support we couldn’t wait to get things rolling!