How We Work & Play: The Midway Swiss Days Project

“Find a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”

Who doesn’t know this age old adage? But while it sounds great and inspiring, it could get a little difficult to achieve.

Unless, of course, an opportunity presents itself.

The Midway community spirit is always so alive. In my opinion, there is nothing like it. I also believe there is no better way to showcase it than through the annual Midway Swiss Days. Lovingly put together by local residents, the event dates back to as far as the 1940s. It was a time when farmers and ranchers gathered to celebrate their bountiful harvest. Since then, it has evolved into a bigger, grander celebration that features music, local handicrafts, awesome food, and just good clean fun.

Midway Swiss Days’ yearly success is largely due to the effort of everyone in the community. It’s always amazing to see how the volunteers come together and put in a lot of time and effort to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. The camaraderie nothing less than inspiring, which is why I thought of volunteering as well. I wanted to help capture the “magic” of the event and be able to share it to a wider audience.

The “magic,” of course, lies in the people.

There were the people who helped build the event from ground up, and then there the people who came down to Midway to celebrate with the community. Together, they created a lively atmosphere that provided us with some great material for this promotional video.

Budget constraints and other production concerns aside, producing this video was a fun project for all of us. After all, it’s not everyday you get to meet generous, hardworking people and enjoy an awesome event at the same time. We were very happy to have been able to contribute something to this awesome community, and should another similar opportunity knock, we’d gladly do it again!

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