Name: Takaylynn Hergott
Affiliated Fund: Hebron Community Fund
School: Southeast Community College
What do you love about your community? What are some of its greatest assets?
I love that everyone in Hebron is so supportive and welcoming. I’m able to not just call Hebron my hometown but also my family. I always feel safe in Hebron and appreciated.
Some of the best assets in Hebron are Thayer County Hospital, Majestic Theater, Thayer Central Community Schools, Hebron Community Pool, and the World’s Largest Covered Porch Swing.
What made you want to pursue an NCF Hometown Internship?
I have always loved being involved with my community and helping it thrive as much as I can. With this internship available I now can help out in Hebron all summer and learn more about it.
What projects are you working on this summer?
I just completed working on the Bike Ride Across Nebraska, when cyclists traveled a total of 372.1 miles. During their time traveling, they stayed in Hebron. For a month I worked on the marketing and advertising to promote Hebron and what the cyclist could expect when visiting our community.
What do you hope to learn or experience?
How to make Hebron a better place and for more people to love and appreciate it as much as my family, friends, and I do.
How would you describe the opportunity so far?
AMAZING. I have learned so much already about Hebron. I am so thankful to be a part of this organization and help make Hebron a better place to be.
What are your hopes and dreams for the future of your hometown?
To make everyone feel like they are loved, appreciated, and matter. I would like to see Hebron have some more small businesses and more young families move here.
What are you looking for in a place to call home?
When thinking about a place I want to call home, being close to my family is a big factor, but feeling safe and welcome is also considered. I want to be able to build relationships with multiple people in the community and be involved. I want my future kids to be able to be a part of a good school system. Having a hospital, grocery store, mechanic shop, etc. available would also be a perk. The best thing about everything I just mentioned is that it is in Hebron or Thayer County.
Could you see yourself living in Greater Nebraska in the future?
Yes, I will not be living in a city or anywhere where it takes me more than 5 minutes to get from one side of town to the other. Most small towns have everything you need, we just need to open our eyes and see what they we’re missing out on.