A good neighbor comes in many forms.
It may be someone who keeps an eye on your kids when they’re playing outside or someone who pet sits for you when your family is on vacation. Some even go above and beyond to make your community a great place to live by picking up trash in neighborhood parks or volunteering to start youth programs at the local library.
It could be Pat Dreizler, a member of so many community organizations that it's difficult to keep track of them all; Jean Hirano, who spends her Thanksgivings with Meals on Wheels; or Ernie O'Dell, who saw his dream of a veterans memorial realized.
Celebrate the people who make your community thrive by honoring them on National Good Neighbor Day on Friday.
The concept of National Good Neighbor Day began in the early 1970s when Montana resident Becky Mattson pushed to create a holiday that would recognize people who make their neighborhoods a great place to live.
The annual event became a national holiday in 2003 when Sen. Max Baucus sponsored a U.S. resolution naming Sept. 28 National Good Neighbor Day.
Are there people in your community who exemplify being a good neighbor? Today is a good time to tell them that you—and the entire neighborhood—appreciate all they do.