West Side residents gathered at the African Garden Saturday, Oct. 15 for a day of arts and crafts, sponsored by EveryBlock and organized by resident and community leader Valerie Leonard.
“I’m very pleased on how well it turned out. It was good to have a reunion with all the members who started the African Garden,” Leonard said.
Members from the North Lawndale Small Grants Human Development Corp., the North Lawndale Greening Committee, the 1200 South Central Park Block Club, the 3500 West 12th Place Block Club, the Carey Tercentenary AME Church family and several other community members attended.
“The artist for a day event was a great opportunity for us to support one of our most active EveryBlock neighborhoods,” EveryBlock Community Manager Becca Martin wrote in an e-mail.
“Committed and engaged residents like Valerie Leonard make a difference in their communities, and the same holds true on EveryBlock. Our goal is to help people make their communities better, either by connecting them with their neighbors, helping them share information or keeping them informed about what’s going on.
“Saturday’s event was a wonderful example of the the power online communities can have in bringing people together in the real world,” wrote Martin.
Click here to view all the photographs from Saturday’s event.