From writing a note to somebody whose garden you admire to working with a team to create a traditional block party, the City of Eureka is encouraging citizens to reach out to their neighbors during Eureka Good Neighbor Week, Sept 22 through Sept. 28.
Good Neighbor Day, on Sept. 28, was designated in 1978 to help recognize the value of neighbors to create a stronger community. Strengthening those relationships can lead to friendships, an ability to address neighborhood concerns as a group and support to for each other in times of need. Mayor Susan Seaman initiated Eureka Neighbor Week after interviewing several people for the Children and Families Initiative and hearing a pattern of need for more neighborhood building.
Submit a “Thank You to My Neighbor” Letter: We will be collecting letters to share that say Thank You to our neighbors, past and present. Many of us have great memories, or thoughts about our neighbors, but we haven’t taken the time to say thanks. It’s never too late! This year, we will be collecting letters (150 words max) to compile for sharing to inspire us all to be a better neighbor and to appreciate our good neighbors. Please send your letters to firstname.lastname@example.org
Host a Block Party: Block parties may be held for celebrations, sports, games, barbecues and other neighborhood activities. Learn more about hosting a block party here.
Learn a neighbor's name you didn't know before
Bake something for a neighbor
Share something from your garden with a neighbor
Leave thank you notes for your neighbors
Take pictures with your neighbors and share on social media with #eurekaneighbors
Have a neighborhood rummage sale