*ONE OF THOSE*
This morning my thoughts went on and on about a Five Oaks neighbor. There was so much going through my mind, that I had to get a pad and pen, and make notes ~~ and here’s what I scribbled down:
** Spearheads our Community’s Neighborhood Watch program;
**. Attends Durham Police meetings;
** Responsible for our annual National Night Out (a Neighborhood Watch evening);
** Always volunteers to drive;
** Visits and assists our older folk, our sick and troubled neighbors;
** Walks the neighborhood for signatures & donations;
** Builds our Community snowmen;
** Helps with shoveling snow;
** Organizes the Five Oaks Island Garage Sale;
** Plans for neighborhood baby showers;
** Takes beautiful Community photos;
** Always has a smile;
** Always there to help;
** Attends all our Community events;
** Always brings something delicious to share;
** Has put Five Oaks Island (Pin Oak) on the map
** We are unofficially voting her in as head of our *Sunshine Committee*.
And with all that, she still finds time to be her adventuress self:
** Travels the World;
** The NC Beach & our Community Pool is her happy places;
** Always the first one up (& down) our Inflatable slide (not just once but many times);
** Always at the Pool to get her laps in and socialize;
** Last but certainly not least, don ‘t look for her on Sundays. She will be in her beloved Church!
I would only hope that all neighborhoods would be blessed with *one of those* ~~ an amazing woman. You all know who this lovely lady is….right? Scroll down, leave a *Comment*, and say “hello” to Rita.
Update b/Ellen 9/18/2018:
Rita accepted an Award from the Mayor of Durham for her tireless effort in creating and keeping our Neighborhood Watch program up and running. See her photo HERE!