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THE "GOOD NEIGHBOR" PLEDGE




I pledge to be the "good neighbor." With the goal of becoming a more connected and caring community, I will be a person who lives with kindness and concern for my neighbors. I’ll take the first step by connecting with neighbors and introduce myself. I will practice the "good neighbor mindset" to make connections, invitations, stay aware, and be available to my neighbors. Good neighbors make great neighborhoods.






HISTORY
National Good Neighbor Day was created in the early 1970s by Becky Mattson of Lakeside, Montana. In 1978, United States President Jimmy Carter issued Proclamation 4601: “As our Nation struggles to build friendship among the peoples of this world, we are mindful that the noblest human concern is concern for others. Understanding, love and respect build cohesive families and communities. The same bonds cement our Nation and the nations of the world. For most of us, this sense of community is nurtured and expressed in our neighborhoods where we give each other an opportunity to share and feel part of a larger family…I call upon the people of the United States and interested groups and organizations to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.” 





HOW TO PARTICIPATE
  • Pick up your Good Neighbor pennant & Idea Card from the Zeeland City Hall or the Howard Miller Public Library. Or print idea card.
  • Proudly display your Good Neighbor pennant outside for all to see.
  • Use these Good Neighbor Day ideas to grow Zeeland’s great neighborhoods. Complete as many as you can!  
  • Return this form to city hall or Howard Miller Public Library by September 28 to be recognized in Zeeland’s history as a good neighbor.

Zeeland City Hall: 21 South Elm Street
Howard Miller Public Library: 14 South Church Street















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