If the key to boosting home security is for neighbors to look out for one another - as Linda Hiers King demonstrates in the editorial above - what better way to kick-start that process than through an effort to get neighbors to know each other?
Thats part of the aim of Its Spooky to be Hungry, the neighborhood-based food drive that takes place Saturday in many area subdivisions.
The annual drive brings in a phenomenal amount of food for Golden Harvest Food Bank, helping feed the hungry in the agencys 25-county area. In addition, by using the cooperative spirit of hundreds of volunteers last year to collect more than 46,000 pounds of food and $24,000, Spooky also helped neighbors meet neighbors in an unparalleled spirit of sharing.
Having started eight years ago in Columbia County and since ex-panding across two states, Spooky this year hits another important mark for our community: Thanks to friendly assistance from the citys mayors, this will be the first time Grovetown and Harlem have participated in the effort, bringing more neighborhoods - and more neighbors - into Spookys friendly fold.
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