Elkhart County unites to send out “love note” messages of hope

ELKHART — Elkhart County residents are sending messages of hope and encouragement in response to the statewide shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Musicians and performers from all over Elkhart County are singing “Tomorrow” from the musical “Annie” to remind us all that “the sun will come out tomorrow.”

The first part of the campaign debuted over the weekend with Premier Arts’ stirring performance. Watch it  here. Several other Elkhart County musicians will also be debuting their “Tomorrow” love notes in the coming days, all of which can be seen on the Experience Elkhart County Facebook page and the Vibrant Communities  Facebook page.

“Elkhart County is rich with talented and amazing people. And we know many are getting through this crisis through the power of music,” said Diana Lawson, chief executive officer of the Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Through Vibrant Communities, we have experienced the power of community which this Love Notes campaign brings together.”

“There are brighter days ahead, just as this beautiful song states,” said Arvis Dawson, co-chair of the Vibrant Communities. “When you love where you live, it’s easy for us to believe in those better days because we believe in here.”

“From doctors, nurses and health care providers, first providers and municipal services, there are many people working hard to keep us going,” said Suzie Weirick, co-chair of Vibrant Communities. “But we also need an emotional lift, something to remind us of why we love Elkhart County so much. Love Notes will help us get through this.”

The Love Notes campaign is a partnership of the ECCVB and Vibrant Communities. Its objective is to bring a message of optimism to the Elkhart County community as we all engage in practices to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

About Vibrant Communities of Elkhart County

Vibrant Communities is a movement focused on the connection between economic vitality and quality of place. The movement champions initiatives that enhance quality of place and engages residents, businesses and community leaders to celebrate and communicate the attributes that make Elkhart County an exceptional place. Vibrant Communities is co-sponsored by The Community Foundation of Elkhart County and the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Learn more at www.vibrantelkhartcounty.org.

About the Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official tourism advertising/marketing and public/community relations organization for the Elkhart County hospitality industry. The ECCVB advances quality-of-place initiatives in our downtowns and rural spaces, parks and natural environment, arts and culture, and events, festivals, groups and activities that help forge social connections.

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