National Neighborhood Day inspires, builds, and sustains the neighborhood relationships that provide the foundation for civic action and the building of stronger, more caring and effective communities.
ROBERT D. PUTNAM
(ON NATIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD DAY)
“Communities work better ( students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis, as National Neighborhood Day suggests, is a surprisingly effective fist step toward a better America.”
National Neighborhood Day was established to reinforce the relationships that form the fabric of our communities. It is a day of simple gatherings to share food, fellowship and fun while re-kindling friendships; welcoming new neighbors; catching up on each others’ families, interests and needs. Bringing neighbors together builds connectedness. And connectedness builds more satisfying, self-sufficient and effective communities that strengthen our nation as a whole. National Neighborhood Day is celebrated in neighborhoods across the country each year on the third Sunday in September. Our 1st NND in the Park was a huge success. We had tacos and played the cake walk game donated by Carol and Charles Baramore. Dale Ann Ovelgonne lead the game. The Ladies Auxiliary donated cakes for the prizes. Candidate for Sheriff, Byron Lyons showed up with the Sheriff’s Command Post and Rescue Boat. We held a contest for the longest resident and the shortest resident. The winner of the longest resident went to Richard Patterson @ 718 Sequoia Drive. He has lived in Indian Hills for 29 years. The winner for the shortest resident went to Lynn and Marilyn Marshall @ 1382 Indian Hill Blvd. They have lived in Indian Hills for 7 weeks. Thank you to all who showed up!