It takes a village to raise a child, or so they say. But this saying goes true not only in terms of instilling values and raising a kid, but it also stays true with the idea of a healthy, safe and cohesive community. This may be an overrated statement but a healthy and bonded community is far better than a bad neighbourhood.
With a community that looks out for each other and supports their neighbours, one has lesser stress and has more stable peace of mind with their property and even their kids running around the neighbourhood knowing that they are in good hands and are well taken care of by an extended community other than the family.
One way to ensure that the community is closely knit and are in good relations with each other is through community events that one can organize to get to know everybody and keeps everyone cordial with their neighbours. Here are some great community event ideas to consider.
Street parties are one of the most fun and entertaining events for the community. This parties take many forms; one can make it into a fund-raising event or just pure fun for everyone. To make this possible one should organize the families to contribute something into the table and the event, this would also mean that everyone must contribute their parts to make this event a success in the first place. This even must include varying activities and must have a big budget to pull off.
If you are not into inviting everyone to contribute then you can opt for a bazaar where you can invite a marketing cooperative to establish a small market near the neighbourhood. This market bazaar should have products that are interesting or useful for the people in the neighbourhood. Aside from helping other people earn, you are also helping the community by bringing their needs nearer their homes for convenience. Other communities could also visit these events by searching “community events near me”.
If you want to take the event into a whole new level of fun you can organize a treasure hunt where the neighbourhood kinds will be able to participate for a fee. This will require everyone to participate by making their homes and their yards open for the kids to venture into and this event could be held with the trick or treat to make things livelier and more interesting for the kids.
For fund raising activities, a marathon is a perfect event for you. You can charge for the registration of each participating person or better yet make the marathon open for the whole family in which each member will be involved in the marathon and the prize would be given to the family rather than an individual person.
Marathons are a great way to raise funds and awareness for a cause in a community, now only will you be making the community closely knit but will also be raising funds for a good cause that the community can vote to invest on.
Beyond all these, respect and love from each individual could make a community happy and thriving.