Sunday, May 29, 2011

Passion pays off — Norma Ward proves it through Union Railroad Station success

In 1984, Norma Ward met with the manager of Autoworld in Flint, hoping to pick up leads on fundraising sources for her project: restoring Durand Union Station.
“You’ll never get anywhere with that,” the man, whose name Ward no longer remembers, told her dismissively.
In an ironic twist, Autoworld — an $80-million tourist attraction — went bankrupt within months of opening and has long since been torn down.
Durand Union Station, by contrast, has received $2 million through donations, fundraisers and grants over the years and is still going strong to this day. Continued

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