What do you like most about your community? (PPAC #57)

A couple of weeks ago I took my kid to the clinic to get her first COVID vaccine. In the lobby area there was a wall art full of colorful leaves. Naturally, Lana ran up to the art. She probably thought it was interactive where she could remove the leaves from the wall. If you look closer at some of the leaves, you’ll find short entries written by the children from the local Boys and Girls club sharing what they like most about their community.

What do you like most about your community? Comment below!

Side note: I had to drive quite a ways to get a COVID vaccine for Lana. The clinic we usually go to is down the street but they did not have any appointments available which was why I had to make the 20-mile drive to that clinic.

Anyways, what I like about my community is how everything so close by; everything you need is a walking distance away. Proximity was not something I experienced for most of my childhood. in order for me to get to a lot of places, I had to take long bus rides. And these buses did not run often. Like most teenagers living there, I could not wait until I was old enough to get my driver’s license.

I get that my neighborhood isn’t perfect — it’s long been neglected. All thanks to my fellow neighbors saying enough is enough for many years, our neighborhood seems to be experiencing a sort of renaissance. There are new stores and restaurants opening up and the streets are cleaner. There are signs on my street now to not dump stuff on the sidewalk and that has deterred people from leaving stuff on the parkway in front of the houses.

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