Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 by Michael
I received a wonderful note recently from Sharon, a Front Porch Forum member in South Burlington, VT…
I have a FPF experience that might be worth sharing. For her 14th birthday, my daughter wanted to do a day long canoe excursion with several of her friends. I had noticed during my walks through our neighborhood that several of my neighbors owned canoes (some that did not appear to get a lot of regular use). I decided to put-out a request to see if folks would be willing to lend-out their canoes for a day. I needed about 4.
I was so excited, as I received more offers than expected. Several folks let me stop in at my leisure to pick-up and drop-off the canoes. They also lent me paddles and life vest. My daughter and her friends had a great time. Also, thanks to my neighbors and FPF, we saved about $200.00 in canoe rental costs!
And coincidentally, Sharon won a gift card at a local kids’ store in a Front Porch Forum raffle. She wrote in to say…
Thanks to my big Kid’s Town win, I’m somewhat a celeb with my neighbors as well as with friends from other neighborhoods who participate in FPF. It really is pretty amazing how FPF connects so many folks on a neighborly level.