The best way I could sum up my first year as the Event Coordinator for the Downtown Sykesville Connection would be inspiring! I started in this position about two weeks before the entire country began going into quarantine. Even in this time of being separated physically we were able to keep the community together with various virtual events like the Downtown Disco-rona Dance Off, our Best Battle Of The Bands, or even our Secret Santa event. The Sykesville community is incredibly supportive and that extends to the DSC team. From Day One, I have been surrounded by staff, board members, business owners, volunteers, and residents who are all deeply passionate about our town. This passion is infectious and it is what kept me going throughout the entire year. I love to spend time on Main Street with my dog Lake, chatting with everyone ― I am a talker, and I am lucky that my role as the Event Coordinator for the Downtown Sykesville Connection has given me the chance to get to know so many Sykesvillians.