This Saturday is Seattle?s 18th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day, ?a special day to reach out to neighbors and express thanks to all who make your neighborhood a great place.? Neighborhoods all over the city will be hosting special events like work parties and potlucks to celebrate. The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods says the day is a homegrown observance:
The celebration began in 1995 when Phinney Ridge activist Judith Wood suggested that the City designate ?a special day to celebrate the goodness in those around us and to reach out and strengthen our bonds to each other.? Mayor Norm Rice proclaimed the Saturday before Valentine?s Day as Neighbor Appreciation Day. The observance has grown every year since.
The Department of Neighborhoods lists city-wide events here.?Be sure to check out these Magnolia-area events:
Magnolia’s Fire station #41 will host an open house on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
A community clean-up event?at Counterbalance Park ?from 9 am to noon.?For more information, contact Ann Pearce at 206-284-0604.