[January 27, 2014] There is a small town in central Pennsylvania of townsfolk that demonstrate what leadership and having the right core values is all about. Now for 26 years, they have created a one-day celebration of their town and in doing so, made themselves happy without any recognition of their hard work.
From what I see, the core values of the Schuylkill Haven Borough Day Committee are:
- Optimism and hard work
- Good, clean, inexpensive fun
- Cleanliness (of the event location)
Their stated purpose (their mission) is, “To provide a day that is fun and entertaining for the whole family to enjoy – that’s affordable!”
The town’s motto is “The Little Town That Could ®.” I find that their motto is an interesting play on the title of a well-known 1930 children’s book, “The Little Engine That Could” by Platt and Munk because both represent the value of optimism and hard work.
While there are many large organizations that have detailed their core values, this is one example of a very successful, yet small, organization that has made it their purpose to accomplish some great things for their town.
I recommend attending their next event on the last Saturday in September.
Their website link can be found here – http://www.shboroughday.com/