The City of Oakland Park's second National Good Neighbor Day, held Saturday, September 16th, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., was a tremendous success! The City would like to thank everyone who served the community.
Eighty-five volunteers participated through local schools, organizations, and businesses, including Oakland Park Kiwanis, the American Legion, Broward County Public School students and employees, homeowners' associations, churches, Oakland Park Active Adults, James Club Recovery, and Blue Moon Outdoor Adventures. These volunteers worked side-by-side with members of the City Commission, community leaders, Oakland Park youth, and 20 City employees.
The day included a pledge to be a "good neighbor" to become a more connected and caring community. Multiple projects took place throughout the City, including increased opportunities for local youth to get involved. Projects included:
- Clean-ups of neighborhoods, communities, streets, waterways, and protected habitats.
- Curb appeal improvements.
- An interactive, family-friendly lemonade stand at the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library.
For more information on the events of the day, please click here.
As the name implies, National Good Neighbor Day has been held nationwide, dating back to the 1970s, as an opportunity to get to know one's neighbors and positively impact the community.
National Good Neighbor Day will return next year, and groups and individuals can volunteer in the community year-round at various service opportunities through the City's active Volunteer Corps. To get involved with the Volunteer Corps, sign up for a project on the calendar here or call Steven Mattair at 954-630-4494.