A Timeline of Historic Delano
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Historic Delano was founded in 2007 to put on a St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Since then, we have organized or assisted with dozens of events bringing thousands of people to Delano.
Here is a retrospective of the journey.
Nancy has these visions... No, not that sort of visions! She sees possibilities in situations and finds ways to make things happen. Just beware whenever you hear "I have this vision..."
It all started with a simple parade...
St. Patrick's Parade T-shirts
When Sedgwick County decommissioned and sold the Kansas Coliseum, they had to find a new home for the metal Longhorn statues. Ultimately, Maize High School got one of them and Delano got the other one.
After almost 2 years of restoration and site preparation, "Longhorn on the Chisholm Trail" was installed in late summer of 2013. On Saturday, September 28th the City of Wichita held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony in Delano Park. It was great to see our bull finally in place, even without the Tallgrass that will be planted around him!
Delano's Community Development Corporation
With plans for the new Delano Library and the River Vista / Delano Park development proceeding (as well as the Oil Drilling debacle) the Delano CDC Steering Committee was very active in 2013. The Steering Committee adopted By-Laws, elected Officers and incorporated as Delano United early in the year.
One of the the best things to come from all of this was a renewed sense of purpose for all of us involved in Delano. The various individuals and groups really did become Delano United. In our interactions throughout the year with the City and various people and groups around the city we were able to find many that share Delano's goals.
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