Your Porch Parties, No. 10

Well, you did it! We asked you to join us in hosting a city-wide porch party on July 13th and we were overwhelmed by the response.  Thanks to those of you who have sent us photos and accounts of the day. We’ll be sharing many of them here. So, enjoy! And if you haven’t had  a porch party of your own, what are you waiting for? sandvig erler

At the beginning of the evening, it seemed like our porch party wasn't going to happen. Everyone was content to stay inside with the air conditioning. However, we eventually made our way to the front porch for a cursory photo. While there, a few people picked up croquet mallets for the photo shoot. This turned into a croquet championship on the front lawn, while several enjoyed the view from the porch. We also met a few other porch party attendees on their way home. Porch party happened, despite the heat!

Zoe Erler


Each Sunday evening in the Old Northside, our community group gathers in one of our homes in the neighborhood (often on the front porch).  We call our group “Life Together” because we are able to share our struggles and triumphs and walk through life together.  The neighborhood and front porch atmosphere contribute to life as a community.

Wes Lackey


We had our porch party yesterday and everyone had a great time!  It was so much fun connecting with our neighbors that we all  decided to make it a monthly event!  We invited fellow HMP folks, plus some Fall Creek and ONS friends as well.  Our newest neighbors are building a house across the street, and it was a great chance for all of us to get to know them.  Even though we all live in such close proximity, we realized that we don’t meet together in a group as often as we should.  Thank you for the inspiration!

Carole Veatch

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Swig, Sway, and Swing was the theme of our Woodruff Place Porch Party.

Only vinyl was played and guests were encouraged to bring their favorite album. Over 40 people stopped by to share our porch and enjoy libations and refreshments.

Tessie Lloyd Jones