By my count there are seventeen sites in the Windom Park Neighborhood! For a full listing of sites, arranged by neighborhood,, check the City Hall website. All feature good food – potluck or BBQ; specialties include bounce houses, visits from the police and fire departments, games, rides, food shelf drives, even a book swap!
Like most grassroots efforts, NNO has roots. The National Association of Town Watch, a nonprofit, crime prevention organization, introduced NNO in 1984 as a concerted effort to heighten awareness and strengthen participation in local anticrime efforts. The first year 400 communities in 23 states participated for a total of 2.5 million Americans. Focus in the early days was on “lights on” and front porch vigils, some of which remain in practice.
Today NNO involves 37 million people in over 15,000 communities from fifty states, territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.
Sure, you know all your neighbors. Remember, though, that it was a long hard winter and a short hot summer. Folks cocooned. You could have missed something. Here’s your chance to pick up on the news and to share stories, pictures and a tempting taste treat with folks you might not have seen since last August!
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