Des Moines metro city, Norwalk, promotes neighborly porch time
Front Porch Norwalk launches its 2022 series Wednesday from 6pm-8pm.
- The summer event is a chance for volunteers to host their neighbors on their porch, driveway or lawn for conversation.
Catch up fast: The series started five years ago and hundreds of people have since participated, resident Judy Corcoran, a member of the Norwalk Hometown Pride committee, tells Axios.
- The idea is to counter a trend where fewer people know their neighbors than in past decades, partly because of the absence of front porch space in many modern neighborhoods.
Of note: Norwalk's Police Department is a partner of the event
Bottom line: It's good to know your neighbors.
- Corcoran encourages other metro cities to help organize porch events in their communities.
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