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Archived News Release from 2008

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Neighborhoods Invited to Join in Celebrating National Neighborhood Day on September 21st

Redwood City, CA - August 25, 2008 - Communities throughout the country are hosting neighborhood gatherings of all kinds on Sunday, September 21st to celebrate National Neighborhood Day! It’s a day when neighbors are encouraged to simply get together and re-connect with each other, meet new people on the block, and strengthen their neighborhoods. Redwood City would like to encourage residents and community partners to host a National Neighborhood Day gathering in their own neighborhoods on this day.

Make it a block party, neighborhood clean-up project, potluck, or whatever works for your neighborhood!” said Erica Spacher, Redwood City’s Neighborhood Liaison Coordinator. “This is a great opportunity for neighborhoods to welcome new neighbors and to re-kindle old friendships – and it all helps to make Redwood City neighborhoods stronger.”

To encourage local participation, the first 10 residents in Redwood City who pledge to host a National Neighborhood Day event and follow through with their commitment on September 21st will receive a free gift card to the popular downtown restaurant La Tartine. Redwood City also offers a Community Improvement Grant Program (CIGP) which awards small grants to help jump start Redwood City community engagement projects, beautification programs, neighborhood participation activities, or other projects that bring people together and build community. For the CIGP application form or for more information go to www.redwoodcity.org/cigp or call 780-7300.

Organizers of National Neighborhood Day anticipate more than one million people will be participating in 25,000 neighborhood gatherings across the country. Held each year on the third Sunday in September, the effort aims to strengthen our communities by building the neighborhood connectedness that enables many levels and forms of civic involvement and community building.

Redwood City residents are encouraged to be a part of National Neighborhood Day and participate in this day of making neighborhoods healthier. More information on hosting a National Neighborhood Day event is available by contacting Erica Spacher, Neighborhood Liaison Coordinator at 780-5905 or espacher@redwoodcity.org. Visit www.neighborhoodday.org for more information on this nationwide program, and for great tools and ideas.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at www.redwoodcity.org/webcam , and subscribe to Redwood City’s electronic newsletter or other City documents at www.redwoodcity.org/egov .

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Contact:
Erica Spacher
Neighborhood Liaison Coordinator
780-5905

 
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