Thursday, February 22, 2018
News Roundup

Old Northeast neighbors gather in street for Thanksgiving dinner

ST. PETERSBURG — Friends and family members on 14th Avenue NE in the Historic Old Northeast neighborhood continued a Thanksgiving tradition Thursday with a potluck dinner out on the brick street.

Jeff and Ann Wolf, who've lived on the street for more than 30 years, were among those who started the dinner eight years ago. Neighbor Fred Ryder, also a resident for more than 30 years, got homeowners to sign paperwork to barricade the block, and set up a bounce house for the kids to play in.

Mike Meza, who gave the blessing, raised his children on the street. His children bring their children every year. "Each family brings one dish so it means less stress," said Meza, "and it further punctuates us (neighbors) as a family. It's a way for us as a community to congregate, to meet, to share."

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