Trash Clean ups
Through several one-on-one meetings held since April 2011, neighbors have brought up the concern of cleaning up their neighborhood with the help of Commitment to Community (C2C). Neighbors have had multiple Trash Clean Up events since 2011. C2C, neighbors, and The former Walla Walla Joint Community Development Agency partnered to beautify and maintain the neighborhood. The Trash Clean Ups have been major successes that are a benefit to everyone. We hope to continue to have great partnerships like the ones with local government for future trash clean ups.
In October, C2C celebrates Halloween themed events that are geared towards the kids of the Blue Ridge Neighborhood. We have had neighborhood Halloween Parties at the Walla Walla Fire Department, planned by neighbors and their children. We have also taken groups of children to the Walla Walla Corn Maze.
Neighbors hosted an appreciation luncheon for the firefighters of Station #1. The Chief and firefighters at Station #1 keep an eye on the children while they play on their station’s lawn. The station has been so welcoming, and has hosted an annual tour of the station for the neighbors and even let the kids use the fire hose!
On December 10, 2011, C2C had its first official neighborhood Christmas party in the Blue Ridge Neighborhood. The potluck party was held at the Senior Center located by Jefferson Park. Neighbors and their children have helped plan the Blue Ridge Christmas Party every year since 2011.