By Alana Smith
Eatonville celebrated seven National Night Out block parties this month. Everyone met neighbors they hadn't met before and created new friendships, bringing neighbors, law enforcement, firefighters and town together while enhancing a sense of community.
Eatonville's first National Night Out promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live was a huge success. Thank you, Eatonville Police Department.
In addition to this, Emmy Lay, organizer for this year's 9-11 Day of Service, was promoting the event at each of these parties. Emmy is working to transform 9-11 into a day of unity, empathy and service as an enduring and positive tribute to those lost and injured on 9-11, and the many who rose in service in response to the attacks. If you want to be involved in this special day of service in Eatonville, show up on Sept. 9 at 8:30 a.m. at Eatonville High School.
Alana Smith is president of the Eatonville Chamber of Commerce.