A Neighborhood Comes Together at the Table

Pleasant St. has had different identities in the last 40 – 50 years. We see this image whenever we attend church then we scurry off to our own neighborhoods where we know our neighbors and share meals with them or help them out when they need it.

There are three churches in Pleasant St. which is under 1/2 mile long. Why don’t we know these neighbors. The image of today and of not long ago was one of drugs, vandalism and people begging for money for who knows what.

On Monday night August 27th, the 3 churches invited them over for a BBQ. Over 125 people came, ate, kids played and all shared their thoughts about their neighborhood. A giant white board was there for them to share their thoughts about the good, the bad and the ugly. And they did.

They stuck around for 2 hours and loved every minute of it. Now it is our duty to define the next step. You’ve seen the pictures, you’ve heard the stories or were one of the volunteers who were there. Give us your thoughts. “What can we do next to help our neighbors realize they can make their own neighborhood a safe and happy place?”