Rector Residents Prep for Neighbor 2 Neighbor Effort

Thursday, August 2, 2018

This year will mark the seventh year in existence for the Neighbor 2 Neighbor organization of Rector.

When people think about seven years, they often think of that “seven-year itch” said to shake-up relationships. Many may remember the saying came about after Marilyn Monroe starred in the movie Seven Year Itch, a 1955 comedy.

For N2N, the past seven years have meant working together for a common goal, cementing friendships and relationships and supporting neighbors.

As in years past, this year's Neighbor 2 Neighbor projects offer plenty for Rector residents to think about, though not anything resembling a movie star. This is the seventh year that volunteers have worked together to improve curb appeal around Rector. Along the way, the organization’s team leaders have seen groups of volunteers with weed-eaters, mowers, gloves and giant trash bags grow in number each year. These workers mow yards that residents can’t, edge curbs that have been neglected during the spring and summer, and tackle the areas of town that welcome hundreds of visitors during the annual Labor Day Weekend.

Saturday, Aug. 18, is the date for N2N this year. Volunteers should meet at 8 a.m. on that day at Memorial Park, by the Community Center. Teams will be sent out on projects with a team leader, and as experience has taught--more workers with tools means a quicker finish and a lunch provided to all and furnished by donations to N2N from area merchants.

Once again, teens and youth are encouraged to participate with adults and as in recent years, an incentive will be offered to the younger generation who work all day as part of N2N.

“Show up on Aug. 18, and help clean up,” a spokesperson noted. “Be a part of making Rector visibly welcoming to all.”

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