Friday, February 8, 2013

Fire Station 38 Serving Laurelhurst Holding Open House On Saturday

Art by: Alex Taylor, 2010 Gold Award Winner, Dunlap Elementary School

Saturday is the City's 19th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day and as part of the festivities the Seattle Fire Department is opening up many of its local fire stations to the public.
Fire Station 38 (4004 NE 55th Street), located across the street from Metropolitan Market will be open from11-1pm.
Neighbor Appreciation Day started in 1995 when Phinney Ridge activist Judith Wood suggested that the City designate "a special day to celebrate the goodness in those around us and to reach out and strengthen our bonds to each other and express thanks to those who live or work around us."

From that year on, Mayor Norm Rice proclaimed the Saturday before Valentine's Day as Neighbor Appreciation Day. The observance has grown every year since.

For more information about planning an activity in your area, community events and activities, and submitting an essay about a favorite neighbor go here.
(graphic courtesy of Seattlegov)

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