What a better way to kick off the official start of summer than to throw a bombastic community picnic? Neighborly laughter, funk music, and the unmistakable splats of water balloons met in a cookout cacophony that echoed though the big old oak trees of the Roosevelt Park neighborhood in Muskegon Heights this month. The source of all the hubbub? The residents and staff of Roosevelt Apartments coming together for a inter-generational, family-reunion-style party! There was bouncing, eating, chatting, (splatting), face-painting, and corn-holing, all against the backdrop of Dwelling Place’s beautiful, historically renovated Theodore Roosevelt Elementary school building. The now-apartment community houses families, single residents, and seniors from the neighborhood in 50 affordable and permanent-supportive apartments.
This summer solstice picnic kicked off the summer picnic season. Over the next few months, property staff and community building and engagement staff will collaborate to host summer events tailored to individual communities! If you are interested in getting involved or making a contribution to support these amazing community events, then reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org! There’s no better way to make memories and build friendships than by sharing a table and some laughs in the sunshine.