Dix306 Was Choice for Wake County High School Civics Project
On September 26th, 2007, local high school students Julie, Lauren and
Meg met with Bill Padgett and Christie Starnes to discuss how future
generations would benefit from the Dorothea Dix property becoming a
world class destination park. Bill talked about the rich history of
the land - how Raleigh was spared only when the superhuman efforts
of Sherman's lieutenant, General John Logan stopped
angry soldiers from burning Raleigh as they had the other Southern
capitals - instead Raleigh was salvaged. Some historians say it was
due to the magnificent view of the city from Dix Hill.
The teens were asked what they envisioned for the 306 acres of Dix
Park. Lauren hopes to settle down in an urban environment where she
can walk out of her downtown condo and shortly arrive in the city park
where she can attend outdoor shows and see local art. Meg and Julie
look forward to a nice house with a big yard, but want a local park to
take their families to enjoy picnics and music. Regardless of what
they look forward to seeing in Dix Park everyone is in agreement that
it should be salvaged once again - this time from development!
Christie brought along some recycled tees with a new DIX306 design for
the teens. They were a big hit as you can see from the photo. Christie
and colleague, Jason Whitman, designed and screened the shirts
in-house. Check back for upcoming DIX306 art projects and ways to
become creatively involved by supporting DIX306!
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