2020 Community Calendar

"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future."Theodore Roosevelt

What is the story of the March Family when each member was the age equivalent of an Xennial? First, most have never heard the term Xennial. So, let’s begin with an explanation.

Founding members of the March family businesses, William and Roberta March were born into a group termed The Greatest Generation. This generation overcame often-insurmountable struggles as a generation. They were shaped by the Great Depression and were the primary participants in World War II. Growing up in Baltimore, William and Roberta also lived under the strict laws of segregation. Their children would become the Baby Boomers. Named for an uptick in the post-WWII birth rate, Boomers grew up at a time of dramatic social and economic change. Xennials are a small age group born in the cusp between Generation X and The Millennials. Although in the cusp, this group of thirty-something to early forty-year-olds, do not identify with either generation. They are the bridge from analog to digital. Xennials did not grow up in the time of technology like a Millennial, but were still young enough to easily adapt when the revolution hit. They passed paper notes in high school and didn’t carry cell phones until college - if we they even lucky enough to have one then. While previous generations may consider this generation overly entitled, a reality is, Xennials find themselves sandwiched in-between building their careers, finding love and raising a family, while in some cases also caring for their aging parents. The honorees in this year's calendar will show how many are juggling this stage in life very well.