Imaginarium ideas, day 42: Pastor Bennett

Deborah Haak

45 Ideas: Tony Bennett

We asked friends, neighbors, and community partners to give us their ideas for the brand-new Imaginarium once it’s completed. Here’s what Pastor Tony Bennett said:


Where in Three Rivers is someone likely to spot you, and what would you be doing there?

I’m the pastor at New Jerusalem Church, which is just down the street from Huss.


What is your connection to Huss?

I’m the President of the Three Rivers Area Faith Community (TRAFC), which helped *cino purchase Huss in 2009. We’ve also partnered with Huss to host the Back to School Celebration at Future Festival every summer. Our church has also played music and cooked food at Future Festival.


The Huss Project is working on turning the old kindergarten room into a cool new space with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and room for community events. What’s your most creative idea for something that could happen there?

I envision the Imaginarium being a place for kids to come dream and to build their dreams. It can be a place where kids expand their imagination and then make their dreams come true. If a kid wants to be a painter or a musician, the Huss Project could help kids connect with what they need to do that. Then kids can feel good about themselves and become successful. And adults, too! Huss is a place people can go to to connect with all kinds of people and activities. These kinds of things can reach across along all kinds of lines—race, age, money; it has no barriers!

Author:
Deborah is a core community member of *culture is not optional and works at the Three Rivers Public Library.