The “Welcome Committee”


New Town, St. Charles, MO: More New Urbanism

A friend posted a status on facebook that made me smile. She is visiting family who have just moved to a new town, and when they were walking into the house after errands today, they found themselves being called by neighbors.  This elderly couple proceeded to introduce themselves, gave the “lowdown” on the neighborhood, and then presented the new neighbors with a card that included coupons for free sandwiches.

It is a throwback to a different time, an era where people introduced themselves and made new neighbors feel welcome in their new surroundings.  What a difference we could make in our communities if we brought back the “Welcome Committee”!  Would you be willing?



  1. Thanks for the link!

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