West Seattle’s Gathering of Neighbors returns! Can you help?

The Gathering of Neighbors returns this year, with a new group of community volunteers leading the way, and, as Michael Taylor-Judd told the Southwest District Council night before last, they can use your help to make it happen! Here’s the official announcement:

Come be a part of the Gathering of Neighbors: Businesses and Community organizations from across the West Seattle Peninsula, all together, one day, one place, as “one community”.

April 21st, 2012 marks the return of the Gathering of Neighbors, this year sponsored by Visualizing Increased Engagement West Seattle(VIEWS) and SW Youth and Family Services. The combination of both community and businesses participants promises to have Chief Sealth High School bursting at the seams with booths full of information.

Attendees will experience, in one place and time, the tremendous wealth of services and goods available to them in their own neighborhoods right here in West Seattle. Entertainment and refreshments will be part of the celebration.

Part of our celebration will be appreciation for the artistic side of West Seattle, and we will be featuring a photo, logo, and essay contest. There were will be suggested topics and submission categories on the website, with prizes presented to the top selections the day of the event.

Are you part of a group or business who would want to participate? Download applications and more info at viewswestseattle.org or contact Rafael Garcia, rafa.les.gar@gmail.com , (206) 380-2066

Gathering Of Neighbors:
Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2012
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Chief Sealth International High School,
2600 SW Thistle St

3 Replies to "West Seattle's Gathering of Neighbors returns! Can you help?"

  • Sue February 3, 2012 (12:52 pm)

    FYI, the application is not actually up on their website yet. I emailed Rafael and he said it should be posted this weekend.

  • Kelly February 3, 2012 (4:16 pm)

    I still don’t understand what this is. Is it a resource fair for high school students? A neighbor gathering like a block party? A vendor fair like the annual summer festival at the Junction?

    • WSB February 3, 2012 (4:25 pm)

      Resource fair for everybody, with some entertainment, some networking … I’ll dig up a link from coverage of the last one. The event was founded by Megawatt, a nonprofit community-building organization that shut down in 2007 and looked for folks to take on the two big annual events it had created – West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day (we took that one on, this will be our 5th year of coordinating it) and Gathering of Neighbors. Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association took on GON for starters but isn’t able to run it any more, so this coalition of neighborhood volunteers/activists is making it happen. – TR

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