Huntington Quarterly

SUM 2013

A full-color magazine showcasing the positive stories of Huntington, W. Va.

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Some of the people involved with Create Huntington include: (standing, left to right) Thomas McChesney, Stephen Zoeller, Dr. Sarah Denman, John Cummings, Shelly Keeney, Bill Rawlinson, Tom Pressman, Rev. Kevin Snow, Dr. Brian Hoey, Joe Risch, Tyson Compton, Eve MarcumAtkinson, Blaine Crabtree, Natalie Parkins (seated, left to right) Stacy McChesney, Ostie Mathisen, Phoebe Randolph, and Jaye Ike. F or Anne Durham, it all started with a pot of flowers. In early 2006, Durham looked around the mayor's office at City Hall into the faces of a diverse group of Huntingtonians and asked one question that would alter Huntington's future permanently: In five years, if our city is prosperous, what will that look like? Expecting to hear "new businesses" or "clean streets," Durham was surprised when someone piped up: "Well, I'd like to see some flowers in the flowerpot outside City Hall."

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