The sixth annual Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic will honor individuals and organizations whose work in the community embodies the spirit of what it means to be a good neighbor on Saturday, Sept. 29. More than a thousand residents are usually drawn to Good Neighbor Park for the event sponsored by 5th District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske.
“The Good Neighbor Festival gives us an opportunity to thank the people who give of themselves to make our community great. In recognizing the individuals and organizations who give so much to our community, we are honoring the bonds that bring us together and what is best about our neighborhoods,” Schipske said. “It is important to thank those who give back to their community.”
This year’s festivities are bigger than ever and include an opportunity drawing for two JetBlue tickets, a photo contest sponsored by Sam’s Club at the Towne Center, music, food, games, fire and police equipment, a cooling center courtesy of the Port of Long Beach, a watermelon-eating contest, more than 40 community organization exhibits, prizes and the Good Neighbor honorees. The awardees are individuals and organizations nominated by the community and Schipske for being “a good neighbor.”
The annual Good Neighbor Festival, now in its sixth year, is open to the public and will take place at Good Neighbor Park, 2800 N. Studebaker Rd., from 10am to 3pm. The park is at the corner of Studebaker and Barrios, in front of the El Dorado Community Center.
Source: Schipske’s office