(TREYNOR) Efforts are being taken in Treynor in hopes of bringing the residents closer together and strengthening the community.
Daily Nonpareil states the program titled “Treynor Community Outreach” is a group of about 25 members which was founded by Nigel Horton, a 4th grade teacher in Treynor. Horton created the organization to challenge organizations, such as churches, businesses and other community groups, in an attempt to communicate with residents, seeing a need to bring people together following the tragic happenings in the last 4 years. Last year in April, a 14 year old boy committed suicide, with another suicide of a 46 year old man had taken place just 2 weeks beforehand. Two other suicides had taken place in the 2 years prior.
The program is focused on the entire community growing; not just for kids, because Horton believes tragedy can be experienced at all times of life. The group meets once a month, completing little tasks that members in the organization can be passionate about; such as the little libraries they posted throughout town following last months meeting. Other actions that have been taken include block parties, and Horton states the Treynor Community Outreach plans to do more projects which will hopefully make Treynor residents feel like they’re apart of something bigger.