People are so excited to host! It’s been so much fun making new friends and getting to know people who care about community and are happy to participate in creating it. Meet Eric and Lissa… and don’t forget: just like the Performer page, we’ll reveal one Porch Host each day…
– ERICK & LISSA –
“When we heard about PorchFest, we both knew it was an idea we could get behind. We both love the idea of getting to know our neighbors in our West Central neighborhood better, and building ties within the community.
Our community starts in our home, but expands out in concentric circles to include the people on our block, in our neighborhood, city, state and so on. There are no borders that define community, but getting to know the people you share your streets and parks with is a good start. It is easy to go about your business and never get to connect with the people who live right across the street from you.
We offered our porch because we thought it would be fun. We like the idea of meeting our neighbors in a personal, but still informal way. For us, “success” is measured in the connections that PorchFest creates, whether during the music, or from conversations out on the street. If we can help facilitate a few of those connections by offering our yard for a few hours on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, well that’s a win-win. Building community takes work, but luckily that work is often fun.”