Friday, September 9th, was the first of a hopefully long series of events at the park. Residents have repeatedly expressed interest in more informal Meet & Greet events throughout the year. Recent polls showed overwhelming support for the idea, so we kicked off the first event last Friday.
Our friends at DAS BBQ supported us with their Food Van and were quite overwhelmed by the participation (and the appetite) and quickly sold out completely.
With an attendance of over 45 adults, it was a great success, and many neighbors expressed their gratitude for organizing this event.
NextDoor, the hyper-local social network had recently launched a nationwide campaign in cooperation with Verizon to stimulate local neighborhood events (#BigNeighborhoodMeetUp) that strengthen communities and build a strong sense of belonging. When they noticed our social media campaign, they immediately got in touch with us and connected us to their media partner, Cox Communications. They sent a videographer to our event and asked permission to share some of the footage on WSB Channel 2 News. So you may find yourself in the news....
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