Friday, June 15, 2007


Having recently moved into my first home, I'm really trying to get to know my neighbors and familiarize myself with the area. Almost daily, I take my kids for a wagon ride around the neighborhood. Most weekends, I even pull the kids a mile up the way to the boardwalk. I always see someone along the way and wave or stop and introduce myself and the kids. I've met some great neighbors who've now become my friends. Some of the neighbors have older kids-so it's a great way to get to know babysitters too!
I've also made an effort to participate in community activities. I can't think of a better way to network with and support the local folks and businesses.
The volunteer fire department had a Latter Dedication and NY fire fighters came to speak about 9/11. The ceremony was lovely-especially the bag-pipers.

The kids enjoyed the big fire engines and meeting the fire fighters too.

The local police officers hosted a crawfish boil and benefit. The kids and I showed our support by attending the event. We ate some tasty crawfish, met some new neighbors, participated in the raffle and the kids had their faces painted.
The experience was rewarding in more ways than we ever imagined. Not only did we support a good cause-the kids' pictures made it in a local magazine. It's just a small, free magazine, but they were so excited to see themselves in it!


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