Neighborhood Opportunity Network

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National Night Out 2010

Posted by soriasoria on August 6, 2010

Ruby and her family our raffle winners!

National Night Out was celebrated this past August 3, 2010. Impact Silver Spring was part of this great event for the community. Over 50 neighbors from The Chateau Apartments gathered for a pool party and enjoyed raffles and food sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW)

This group sat together chatting for the entire evening. By the end of the night, Joseph and Steven decided that they should start taking their evening walks together! WOW!

Lanita had a great one on one conversation near the pool-side table with this incredible multicultural group of residents.  There were Joseph and Elizabeth, a couple originally from Hungary who’ve lived at The Chateau for more than 28 years.  They shared a harrowing story of fleeing communist Hungary in 1972.

She also had a conversation with  Steven, an African American Maryland native who’s lived at The Chateau for about 10 years.  He grew up in St. Mary’s county and talked about the cultural differences that he’s seen between the rural and urban parts of the state.

Also at the table was Rose who has only lived at The Chateau for about 5 months and is originally from Liberia. Joseph, Elizabeth, Steven and Rose are all retirees and have been feeling the impact of the economic downturn.  Rose actually moved to The Chateau because she was forced to sell her condo.

Our neighbors and Police at National Night Out

We had a great time with our neighbors at The Chateau Apartments and once again when neighbors come together the huge impact community can make in there lives.

See you next year: National Night Out 2011

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