Friday, November 10, 2006

Oprah Returns Home

Oprah Winfrey recently returned home to Kosciusko, MS (population 7,372) to dedicate the 32,000 sf Oprah Winfrey Boys & Girls Club of Kosciusko Attala County. Kosciusko was one of the 397 agurbs® we identified in our research for BoomtownUSA.

“What I learned is you dream a big dream and you hand that dream over to a power that is greater than yourself. I call it God.” Winfrey told the crowd of 400 that gathered for the dedication.

Winfrey built the center through her foundation and is one of many examples that I’ve seen of successful people returning to their hometowns to help. What are you doing to cultivate the Oprah Winfreys of your town? You know that they still have a very soft spot in their heart for where they grew up, don’t you?

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