TELL US: What Makes a Good Neighbor?

National Good Neighbor Day is Sept. 28. Share your stories about the neighbors who make your town a great place to live.

A good neighbor comes in many forms.

It may be someone who keeps an eye on your kids when they’re playing outside or someone who pet sits for you when your family is on vacation. Some even go above and beyond to make your community a great place to live by picking up trash in neighborhood parks or volunteering to start youth programs at the local library.

Celebrate the people who make your community thrive by honoring them on National Good Neighbor Day on Sept. 28.

In one northwest Bradenton neighborhood Bruce Rapchak helps out a few of his neighbors by edging their lawns and lending a hand — and tools — for odd DIY jobs. Across the street Terri Yost shares her gardening expertise and clippings from trees and flowers in her gorgeous yard.

The concept of National Good Neighbor Day began in the early 1970’s when Montana resident Becky Mattson pushed to create a holiday that would recognize people who make their neighborhoods a great place to live.

The annual event became a National Holiday in 2003 when Senator Max Baucus sponsored a U. S. resolution naming Sept. 28 National Good Neighbor Day.

Are there people in your community who exemplify being a good neighbor? Today is a good time to tell them that you—and the entire neighborhood—appreciate all they do. 

TELL US: Who are the great neighbors in your town? Who makes your town a great place to live? Honor them by sharing your story in the comments section below.

Sam Sonite September 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM
A god neighbow watches out for everything out of being normal and says or does soemthing about it with no fear and expecting no reward
MJ Tessier November 06, 2012 at 09:19 PM
I'm very suprise how bad my neighbors are. I bought a house,no one welcomed me to the "hood. I have out of state plates,there are a lot of things a new single senior has to know,


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