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                              BURBANK NEIGHBORFEST



“Wow, what a day”, “it was wonderful to meet our neighbors in person for the first time”, “well done”, “fun to see many different neighbors”, “fun time”, “good food made by our neighbors”, and “what a great event”.  These were just some of the comments from neighbors who attended the Burbank Neighborfest on June 29th. It was a great day! 


The bands were awesome, (Kevin White, Geo Howard and guest Adam LaBelle, and Rory McNamara and band). The food was great thanks to our cooks, Bob Ruiz and Isaac Kuster on the BBQ.  The kids loved the bouncy house, the fire truck, face painter and the story teller from the Santa Rosa Central Library. Adults got to talk with various City and County Representatives, (SR Fire and SR Police Departments, Planning and Economic Department,  Healthcare Foundation, and the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition), who were on hand to answer questions, and the American Red Cross offered a CPR demonstration.  A resiliency map, provided by the Community Engagement Office was started, which we will continue to work on in our future disaster preparedness meetings.  


A big hit was the raffle drawings, we raffled off more than 20 items thanks to the many generous donations we received from local businesses and community members; Belly Left Coast Kitchen & Tap Room, Corrick’s Stationery, Gallery & Gifts, Skeeter’s Gallery, Breazeales Automotive, Dierk’s Parkside Cafe, La Rosa Tequileria & Grille, Made Local Marketplace, Las Palmas Taqueria, Empire Cleaners, Cafe Frida Gallery, The Hole Thing, Astro Motel, Laura Fennell,  Margery Smith, and Thea Daniels. Congratulations to the winners of these amazing raffle prizes.


Also, a big thank you to the City of Santa Rosa Community Engagement staff who provided the tools and funding to be able to bring this event to our neighborhood.  Let us remember that the theme for our Neighborfest is “emergency preparedness”.  Bringing our  neighbors together to meet each other is a very important first step in creating a successful and resilient neighborhood.


Thank you to our good neighbors on the 500 and 600 block of Brown Street who not only shared the sidewalk and street in front of their homes, but access to front porch and electricity for the bands, and bringing out chairs and umbrellas, BBQ’s, and garbage cans for us to use. 


Finally, I would like to acknowledge the members of the Burbank Neighborfest Planning Committee, MJ Murphy, Bob Ruiz, Isaac Kuster, Mark Neely, Laura Fennell, Donna Wells, and Jama Bond for giving up hours of their time to make this event possible, also our neighborhood volunteers and our MC Davis McElwee.


If you were not able to join in the fun, not to worry, there will be more neighborhood gatherings in the future.  Please become an active member of your neighborhood, get involved.



Lois Gause, BGNA Board Chair



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