On Sunday, June 13th, the Corn Hill Neighbors Association Board of Directors and members of the Connections Committee welcomed over two-dozen new neighbors to the Corn Hill Community with a wine and cheese social in Avery Mall.
The Covid pandemic, our long winter, and the absence of our Arts Festival have made it very difficult for neighbors – especially new neighbors – to connect with each other and to learn what a great community it is into which they have moved.
The Corn Hill Connections Committee recently delivered welcome packets which included a tote bag, festival poster, Corn Hill note cards, and a folder filled with information about the Corn Hill Board and neighborhood to more than 35 new neighbors. While this was received as a hospitable and much-appreciated gesture, the Committee realized that nothing really takes the place of socializing and conversing with new neighbors. The setting for the Meet and Greet event was beautiful Avery Mall at the intersection of Adams and Frederick Douglass Streets – a perfect spot for a social event.
Friends were made, refreshments enjoyed, and door prizes awarded. But most importantly, connections – those vitally important threads which hold a community together – were made between neighbors.
Many thanks go to Committee members Janet Irwin, Anita Hansen, Rob Goodling, Debby Onslow, Jen Thistle and Joanie Fraver for planning and hosting this event. Thanks also to Lew Jones for help with set-up, Jim DeVinney for photographing the event, and Pete Fraver for his meticulous care of Avery Mall!