Hello Neighbors! And Happy September! This past season likely had a mix of emotions, highs and lows (feelings and climate); still, we hope that overall you are well. It's been a full summer for the Gonzalez-Rowley family at The Care Neighborhood. We celebrated Pride with a local community. Enjoyed family birthdays...We have so many June Bdays between us!...We got to travel a bit - a trip out east, seeing family and friends by the lake, a road trip to a nearby destination. The end of summer heat invited time for rest and The Care Neighborhood's Celebration of Play! So, here it is: The Summer Summary... May Plant Blessing June LGBTQ+ Pride We celebrated with a nearby neighborhood with to-go Pride Picnics, Window Paintings, and raising funds for a new youth drop-in center. Birthdays A little bit goes a long way for someone to feel special on their special day--A bit of cake, decorations, and good friends to celebrate! There's also occasions to make a splash...A trip to the
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