Thanks to all for making Night Out a terrific event | Letters
August 29, 2012 · 5:45 PM
Thank you Trip Hart and the LINCCK committee for promoting Neighbors Night Out in Enumclaw.
I heard about NNO last year when Trip explained the program at a Rotary meeting. It was just the push I needed to host a block party for my neighborhood. The committee makes it really easy by advertising the program, supplying invitations and fliers and sending representatives from the police and fire departments. They also supplied emergency preparedness information packets for all the guests.
We had 20 to 30 neighbors who came by to get to know each other, including State Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, who lives on our street. I think everyone who attended gained something. I heard carpools may have been created and new parents met a possible babysitter. Personally, I got to hear about the history of my house from neighbors who have lived here much longer than I have. I was also able to thank the neighbor three doors down who shared his lovely blue iris bulbs with me last spring. And I got an invitation to see what Toastmasters is all about. I’ve also noticed more smiling and waving since our barbecue.
These are simple things but they’re important to me. So thank you to my neighbors, to the LINCCK committee and especially to Trip Hart for helping to create a more friendly community.