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Before the Anchorman movie in the park in Ah Nab Awen, The Rapidian will be hosting a storytelling booth and potluck/picnic and handing out "This Place Matters" flags. Tell your story and share the love.

/Holly Bechiri

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/Emilie Pichot

This Friday, August 23 at 6 p.m., while you're settling into your spot on the Ah Nab Awen lawn to watch Anchorman, you can tell your story at The Rapidian's Story Matters storytelling booth.

We’re going to be experimenting with storytelling and story collecting. We’ll be having a storytelling booth where you can recollect fond memories of Ah-Nab-Awen Park, downtown, your neighborhood or the Grand Rapids community as a whole. The videos and stories will be featured on The Rapidian and on GRTV. So stop on by and spend a few minutes to tell us why this place matters.

We'll also have a potluck picnic for the summer social. Bring your beverage of choice, a dish to pass and a chair or blanket to sit on. Disposables will be available for those who opt not to bring their own place-settings.

While you're there, pick up a couple "This Place Matters" flags and thank your favorite local folks that make this place a better place to live.

Then stay for the Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.’s presentation on the big screen of Anchorman- one of a series of movies in the park, free to the public. There will also be refreshments and food available from local vendors. Beer and wine are allowed and costumes are encouraged.

Thank your placemakers. Tell your story. Hang out along the river and watch a movie.



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