Monday, May 11, 2009


Every year there is a block party organized by a core group of neighbors who have taken it upon themselves to improve the camaraderie and neighborhood feel of Railroad Island. Old neighbors come back to relive the memories of when once they lived here. There have been neighbor craft nights for the ladies and book clubs for the readers. All of it involves a lot of homemade food. The Italians and Americans bring their hamburgers and hotdogs. The African-Americans bring their spaghetti and chicken. The Vietnamese bring egg rolls. And the Germans bring potato salad. There is Mexican salsa. And last year there was even a Polka Band.

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