Richland County is organizing a new event called 100 Plates as part of October’s celebration of National Community Planning Month. The event, organized by the county’s Neighborhood Improvement Program and its Planning Services Division, will gather county residents around a table to share a meal and conversation focusing on collaboration and change.
The event, to held on Oct. 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Place Mall, is free, but registration is required to have a seat at the table. Registration is capped at 100 and ends Oct. 19.
Participants will discuss 100 things to love about Richland County as well as ideas for change to move the county forward.
“100 Plates is intended to get residents actively dreaming toward an optimal Richland County,” Ashley Powell, Planning Services Division manager, said in a news release. “If we come together for a meal, share ideas and find that there are others like ourselves willing to work toward accomplishing the things we want to see in our communities, we are then empowered to stop waiting for change and become it. That is the power of grassroots planning efforts like this one.”
Participants who register before Friday will be mailed a paper ticket. Those registering after Friday must pick up tickets at the County Administration Building at 2020 Hampton St. no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 25.