PRAIRIE CITY - "Building School-Community Partnerships" will be the topic of an address by David Beurle of Rural Community Revival in Western Australia.

The presentation will be 1-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Prairie City School. School personnel from Grant County, Elgin and Union have been invited, and the public is welcome to attend. A brown bag lunch is available from noon-1 p.m. for $6 per person; call (541) 820-4522 to order.

Beurle is an internationally known speaker and consultant who assists rural communities in leadership programs, community building initiatives and entrepreneurial training and study tours. His programs have "helped countless small rural agricultural communities take their future in their own hands and turn around their failing fortunes." His presentations include inspiration packed with invaluable experiences, ideas and real case studies.

Linda Harrington, event coordinator and Greater Prairie City Community Association president, said of David Beurle, "He is an acclaimed keynote speaker with a dynamic presentation, which captivates audiences. We feel honored that he will be able to take a side trip to Grant County on this national speaking tour to share his ideas on better ways to build partnerships between the community and its heart - our schools."

The free presentation is sponsored by the Northwest Area Foundation and hosted by Greater Prairie City Community Association and Prairie City School.

The Greater Prairie City Community Association and the newly formed Horizons Leadership team will hold a joint meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Strawberry Grange Hall, 204 McHaley St.

Mary Nixon of Rural Development Initiatives and the Horizon Leadership Project will be present to answer questions from GPCCA members and the community leadership team. The public is invited to attend.

For more information, call Harrington at (541) 820-4522.

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