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TELL US: What Makes a Good Neighbor?

National Good Neighbor Day is Sept. 28. Share your stories about the neighbors who make your town 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.

Celebrate the people who make your community thrive by honoring them on National Good Neighbor Day on Sept. 28.

Just this week the Renton Chamber of Commerce announced its 2012 Citizen of the year. This year the award is shared by Norma and Kevin McQuiller. If you attended your neighborhood picnic this year, you most definitely saw Norma. 

Bernadene Dochnahl and Bob Bliesner were recently recognized as Outstanding Renton Citizens for their work in the community.

We also want to hear about the less-visible 'good neighbors.' Click here for a wonderful portfolio of stories written by Lynn Bohart about some of Renton's most tireless volunteers.

The concept of National Good Neighbor Day began in the early 1970’s 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 Senator 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. 

TELL US: Who are the great neighbors in your town? Who makes your town a great place to live? Honor them by sharing your story in the comments section below.

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