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Cambridge Heart and Soul Project

Cambridge Community Heart & Soul Project

Residents of Cambridge can help "re-energize and re-vitalize" their village in Henry County. Saturday, members of the Cambridge Community Heart and Soul Project will take a survey as part of their efforts to develop long range plans for Cambridge.

Project Coordinator Mike Wignall says they want to get answers to two questions.

"First, what do you like like most about Cambridge, and then why. And then the second question will be, please complete this sentence: Cambride would be better if... and then they complete the sentence."

They have a 10,000 dollar grant from a national organization called Community Heart and Soul that's supposed to help local residents improve their communities.

Wignall says phase one was planning by a few volunteers, and now the survey is the beginning of phase two.

Village administrator Steve Brown says a key part of their effort will be to get more Cambridge residents involved.

"What we can do with this program I think, is identify other people and needs that want to be a part of that, and build a base of people and spread that volunteerism throughout the commmunity."

Saturday, Heart and Soul volunteers will talk with local residents at the Cambridge United Methodist Church's Annual Fall Review, at the Cambridge Community Hall.

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