Rachel Z. Fisher didn't think Eastern Illinois University and the city of Charleston should get left behind while the rest of the nation celebrated. So she, too, organized an event in commemoration of National Neighborhood Day.
And she's inviting all interested persons to the party.
Beginning at noon Sunday, Sept. 21, Charleston residents, including EIU students, are invited to Charleston's Morton Park for a family-friendly social which will include free snacks and drinks (while they last!), games, prizes and special performances.
Included will be a 45-minute presentation by Springfield, Ill.-based Chris Camp, "The Whip Guy," who is a world champion whip cracker/entertainer. According to Fisher, interim director of EIU's Student Community Service Office, Camp will begin his performance at 12:30 p.m.
"This event is a great way to help the community and allow students and year-round residents to meet each other as neighbors," Fisher said.
The social will follow an earlier event, which will see individuals participating in a neighborhood clean-up from 9 a.m. to noon.