Celebrate Your Queen Anne Neighbors! Neighbor Appreciation Day is Next Saturday

Posted on February 2nd, 2013 by Laura Fonda

Next Saturday, February 9th, is Seattle’s 19th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day. The day originated in 1995 when a Phinney Ridge resident asked the city to designate “a special day to celebrate the goodness in those around us” – then-Mayor Norm Rice designated the Saturday before Valentine’s Day “Neighbor Appreciation Day”.

What happens on this particular day? Well, it’s up to you – the day is set-aside to reach out to neighbors, meet new neighbors, and thank people, businesses, and organizations that make our Queen Anne neighborhood special and a great place to live.

If you don’t already have plans, the city has resources to help get Neighbor Appreciation Day kicked off. Suggested activities include block parties, potlucks, coffee, e-cards, neighborhood clean-up projects, Block Watch meetings, hosting a SNAP Preparedness meeting or just sharing stories about great neighbors.

The current list on the Neighbor Appreciation Day calendar for Queen Anne only lists the sold-out Stairway Walk and a Ballard Pool event – but there’s more:

  • Queen Anne Neighbor Appreciation Day Clean Up: The Scientology Environmental Task Force, Uptown Alliance and Greater Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce will lead a community cleanup, 9am – noon, starting at Counterbalance Park. Tools and gloves will be available and maps with projects will be provided. For more information contact Ann at 206.284.0604.
  • Queen Anne Fire Station 20: Visit your local fire station on Saturday February 9, 2013 for the 19th Annual Neighbor Appreciation Day Celebration. Open from 11am-1pm.

Let us know if you have any additional Queen Anne Neighbor Appreciation Day events planned – or are planning one – for next Saturday.

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