One of the great things about our neighborhood is the annual end-of-summer block party. It’s a chance to catch up with old friends, as well as an opportunity to meet some new neighbors.
Today’s was one of the best I can remember, thanks to the efforts of our next door neighbors who went above and beyond the call of duty in organizing the event.
From making their own giant-sized jenga and kerplunk games, to ordering the bulk of the food, and perhaps best of all, arranging for a live band, they single-handedly did everything to ensure the success of the party.
Other neighbors pitched in with a cotton candy machine, a pumpkin decorating station, cornhole, as well as lots of appetizers, side dishes, and dessert. I also want to give a special shout-out to our one neighbor who did the bulk of the grilling and started the fire pits.
We’ve lived in our neighborhood for 31 years now, and it’s a great family neighborhood. There are always lots of young kids running around, and today they seemed to be having a great time at the block party. It brought back wonderful memories of when our kids were the ones running around.
I’m not sure if I was the oldest person at the party, but I was certainly one of the oldest. It’s nice to see that the next generation of neighbors seems committed to keeping the spirit of Conestoga Village alive, and that makes me happy.
Thank you to everyone involved for such a great day, I’m already looking forward to next years.