“Mizzou was on spring break so I decided to go home for the week. To my excitement 1 of my good friends was coming to visit me for a few day and 2 more of my good friends would be coming through Springfield on their way home from a hiking adventure in Arkansas. So a few of my friends from school and I made a plan to show them around downtown.
We took them to Grad School for dinner then made our way over to Hurts Donuts to get a little taste of some of my favorite foods downtown. It was a beautiful night so we walked around downtown until the lights came on. The perfect opportunity to take a photo!”
“Springfield will always occupy a special spot in my mind. From freshman year at MSU to alumni visits, I never miss a handstand cheers to my fellow Springfield friends, sorority sisters and city lovers.”
This is my second year living in Springfield as a Missouri State University student, and each day I find another reason to love it. This photo was taken at my 1st First Friday Art Walk downtown. I cannot quite describe the feeling this experience brought me. The square, where this shot was taken, was absolutely electric with energy. At the Art Walk, I experienced culture and community in a way I had yet to in Springfield.
To me, Springfield is the perfect combination of city culture and small town feel; discovery and familiarity; anonymity and community. I feel completely at home, yet full of wonder at the infinite possibilities of exploration and discovery in this city. I cannot wait to discover more and more of the people and places that make Springfield the unique, awesome place that it is.