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Celebrate National Good Neighbor Day

National Good Neighbor Day is Sept. 28. Share your stories about the neighbors who make Redondo Beach a great place to live.

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.  

Warren G. September 28, 2012 at 06:26 PM
I moved into the North Redondo neighborhood in 1973 and have seen almost all the original owners either move or pass away but the area has remained so friendly. They all look out for one another as a family would. One was instrumental in me even moving there & has been our family friend since our first meeting in 1970. Now the trees cover the street & make our neighborhood even more inviting.
Nicole Mooradian September 28, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Great to hear, Warren! Redondo is an awesome place; I feel very privileged to cover the community.
Lori Richard September 28, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Redondo is not only a great place to live it's a great place to work. The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce organizes amazing events and programs. The City Government is supportive of small business with the More to Sea campaign. My business has thrived thanks to the Chamber. Lori Richard State Farm Agent (and Good Neighbor)

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