Community events are critical to ensuring a strong and long-lasting bond among friends and neighbors, and Randi Glazer has a great deal of experience in evaluating the true extent of the positive impact generated through frequent community events. For the purpose of offering an ideal example of how to properly organize events for all members of a community, Glazer cited Madera and the surrounding area as an excellent model for any other community to follow.
One of the most important factors discussed by Glazer relates to the value of hosting diverse events capable of appealing to all community members and offering the greatest opportunity to unite community members through an enjoyable and shared experience. In Madera, a single week of the community events calendar is likely to include a wide range of events that hold an obvious appeal to community members of all ages and backgrounds, no matter how unique or idiosyncratic their personal interests happen to be.
Glazer pointed out that over the course of just one week it was possible for a resident of the Madera area to choose to see a live performance of a concert pianist or to learn about and interact with a wide range of interesting animals by attending a zoo academy session. In that same week, residents had the opportunity to visit a local winery for a painting seminar or to attend a screening of a 1952 film starring John Wayne. With such diverse events likely to appeal to the whole of the community, Glazer believes that Madera’s strong sense of unity and kinship is likely to last for many years to come.