Anita Fox moved to Columbia in 1969 after visiting the New Town on several occasions. She recalls the Exhibit Center’s tours and watching the area grow from a country setting of 4,000 residents to a bustling suburb. Her many community activities are discussed, which include many firsts for Columbia, as well as her "on the side" chocolate business, Cordially Yours.
Gretchen Moore was an “almost” pioneer to Columbia having moved here in 1972. She recounts her Long Reach and Owen Brown Village neighborhoods and the reasons why she felt such cohesiveness there. The concept of village centers and how they have changed throughout the years is talked about, as well as, her experiences with community groups, early shopping opportunities, and the amenities in Columbia.
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