Good Neighbor Week
Community Day - CANCELLED :(
Community Day scheduled for Sat., Sept. 30, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. has been CANCELLED due to predicted rain all morning and into the early afternoon. We are very sorry and will reschedule another Community Day for a future date.
In the meantime enjoy the rainy day, have a nice cup of tea with a neighbor, and get ready for October – spooky season is just around the corner!
Here are some fun ideas for you and your neighbors to celebrate:
- Start with Hello. Sit in front of your house and greet neighbors, ask how you can help, meet a neighbor for coffee or share your favorite treat.
- Wander the Village. Stroll through downtown and buy something locally made, visit the Farmer’s Market or take your neighbor to a performance at Sunset Center or Forest Theater.
- Enjoy Nature. Take your neighbor to picnic at Devendorf Park or the beach, or volunteer to pick-up litter or help with beautification projects.
- Visit the Library. Join in the puzzle exchange, reserve the meeting room for a neighbors book club and stop by the Kid’s Library on Fri. Sept. 29, 2023 for Cider, Coffee and Coloring.
Check out these other cool resources to get the ideas flowing and share them with your neighbors!
Originally, National Good Neighbor Day was created in the early 1970s by Becky Mattson of Lakeside, Montana.
In 1978. United States President Jimmy Carter issued Proclamation 4601: “As our Nation struggles to build friendship among the peoples of this world, we are mindful that the noblest human concern is concern for others. Understanding, love and respect build cohesive families and communities. The same bonds cement our Nation and the nations of the world. For most of us, this sense of community is nurtured and expressed in our neighborhoods where we give each other an opportunity to share and feel part of a larger family…I call upon the people of the United States and interested groups and organizations to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
In 2003, National Good Neighbor Day was changed from the fourth Sunday in September to September 28.