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Community events, such as park cleanups, help to create close-knit neighborhoods. Events, such as Earth Day activities that took place over the weekend, promote volunteerism, encourage community involvement and foster neighbor relationships.


Community events foster neighborhood relationships and volunteerism

by Jayna Omaye
Apr 23, 2013


Community events, such as park cleanups, help to create close-knit neighborhoods. In celebration of Earth Day, residents of Ravenswood, Lincoln Square and North Center gathered at Winnepac Park this past weekend to help clean up. These events, which have become so popular that organizers want to plan more in the future, not only keep communities clean, they also help to foster neighbor relationships and volunteerism.