Nashville Good Neighbor Day needs more community support

North Nashville Leadership Council and Host Planning Committee for the 2017 Nashville Neighborhood Celebration. (photo by D. Culp)

North Nashville Leadership Council and Host Planning Committee for the 2017 Nashville Neighborhood Celebration. (photo by D. Culp)

The recent 2017 Nashville Neighborhoods Celebration special committee meeting was held in North Nashville at the Neighborhoods Resource Center. This year’s event is being held in North Nashville on Saturday, September 30 in Elizabeth Park (37208). But the love is being felt citywide. Picture a successfully mapped out, ever-growing city with practically something for everyone, including: kids of all ages, flowing with fun, and a sense of pride felt by all. Attendees may choose from live local music, and the tantalizing smells and tastes flowing from the World Food Pavilion, However, to assure an even more successful community event, more support is needed. Tonya Sherrell–Bond is the outgoing lead organizer for the North Nashville Leadership Council.

“Volunteers and sponsorships are available and very much needed and appreciated.” Said Sherrell-Bond.

Community and professional leaders from all walks of life were present. The host committee gathered previously to take individual head shot photos and joined forces after church on the previous Sunday to take a group shot. Both of which will be used on the organization’s website and shared with the masses through social media. Twenty-five to 50-second video sound bite greetings were also recorded.

Some of the key elements the group has been addressing for this fifth year include: the importance of partnership requests; sponsorships (of all sizes and areas of interest); prize donations for both children and adults; game prizes and a well thought out reward system; and the ‘Good Neighbor Recognition,’ the ‘Neighborhood Showcase’ and the ‘Neighborhood Outreach’ recognitions.

The meetings are as intriguing as the people who facilitate them, with a myriad of conventional and unconventional talent. The energy from the brainstorming and atmosphere of a joyously functional family are indicators of what’s to come on September 30. There will be flavors of a Chili Cook Off (complete with attractive monetary prizes); one-legged sack races; and other child friendly, supervised games.

This year Mayor Megan Barry and state/city dignitaries have formally invited Nashvillians and mid-state residents to join in the fun with their support, sponsorships, and service as vendors or volunteers.

“On this awesome journey that we call life, We all have been or continue to be someone’s good neighbor. Why not expand upon this actuality?” said one host committee member.

All information can be found via the website and throughout social media updates.

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