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National Good Neighbor Day Asks: 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.

Oswego has some amazing people who no doubt make some pretty good neighbors. 

We have an award-winning author of romantic-suspense novels, a man who has run in the St. Jude Children's Research Relay for the past nine years, and a horse trainer who raises and breeds world-class Quarter horses.

Not to mention the Oswego resident who is Teacher of the Year, a paralympian that won three medals in the London 2012 Paralympics, and so many more people in Oswego with stories to share.

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.

Tom September 28, 2012 at 04:42 PM
A good fence.
Richard R September 28, 2012 at 09:13 PM
lol And those that keep to themselves.

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