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

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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