Inaugural Neighbor’s Day successful for New Albin Improvement League (NAIL)

Melanie Mauss raking leaves and displaying her New Albin Improvement League (NAIL) t-shirt. Submitted photo.

New Albin Improvement League (NAIL) held a successful first Neighbor’s Day Saturday, October 4. With around 20 volunteers, the event was considered to be a big success.
Although the weather was a challenge, all the volunteer jobs were completed and a few random acts of kindness were added to the list. The volunteers did a lot of raking, window washing and small jobs for elderly people in New Albin. NAIL plans to hold a similar event in the spring to help with winter clean up for the elderly of New Albin.
“The day went well,” NAIL volunteer Kersten Meyer said. “All of the New Albin ‘neighbors’ that received help were so grateful and appreciative! I can’t tell you how many times they said thank you! It was very rewarding to see the smiles on their faces when the jobs were done. I am looking forward to what next year’s Neighbor’s Day has in store.”
NAIL is currently planning a Halloween Bash for the citizens of New Albin and surrounding communities. The event will include kids’ games, a costume contest, hayrides and a free-will donation meal during the event. This event is free to the public and families are encouraged to come dressed in costumes to enjoy a spooky day.
The Halloween Bash will be located at the New Albin Townhouse and Stone Quarry Saturday, October 25 from 1-4 p.m. For more information, contact Alexie at 563-544-4302 or Hope at 563-568-3003.