Community offers warm welcome

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By The Staff

Editor's Note: A Quality of Life Committee working under the auspices of the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with The News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. This column was written by Patrick Rich.

When considering relocating to Tell City for my job, we looked at as much information as we could find on the Internet about the area.

We came to Tell City for the first time on a Saturday morning in late June of 2006. After a day of exploring Tell City and much thought and prayer, we decided to make the move.

Not really knowing what to expect when we moved here we soon found how friendly and accepting Tell City really is.

It did not take long before we made good friends, our girls were in a good school and we had found a good church in which to worship.

Since living here now for about three-and-a-half years, we are proud to call Tell City and Perry County home, which is pretty easy is to do because it has so much in

common with the hometown in which Wendi and I grew up. When we were considering Tell City as a new home, we wanted a place that had the same things we had growing up.

In the previous two articles on why one would move to Tell City, the authors had lived here before and for various reasons moved away and now have moved back. Wendi and I are not from here, so we came, obviously, for different reasons.

As with any big move or relocation, there are many emotions that one will experience and we were no different; but it did not take long for those emotions to subside.

The decision to move here is one that we have never regretted and it is one that I would make again. We like the small-town atmosphere and the friendly people you meet walking up and down Main Street. We like knowing the people at the bank, the people at the post office and the teachers who teach our children.

We take comfort in the fact that we live in a safe community and that our kids can go to school and learn in a safe environment. We are honored to be involved in the community and that the community has been so inviting to allow us to take part and be involved in making our town a better place to live. I was once told by an older and wiser man that home is where your family is, and our family calls Tell City home.

I would be remiss if I did not mention that while we have not been here that long, we have formed friendships and made memories that will last a lifetime, and for that we will forever be thankful and blessed.  

We plan on remaining in Tell City and enjoy the life we have here.

For more information on the Quality of Life Committee, or to submit ideas for a future guest column about Perry County, call the Perry County Development Corp. at 547-8377.