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January’s Irish 31 Thankful for Your Neighbor Award Winner: Gail and Reid Anderson

I am so thankful to have Gail Lawson Anderson as a neighbor,” wrote Keswick Forest’s Heather Greeley-Hessefort.

Greeley-Hessefort nominated Gail and her husband Reid for Irish 31’s Thankful for Your Neighbor Award in November. She added, “When we were away for Thanksgiving and a package was delivered two days early, she ran over and picked it up from our front door. She saved it from potential porch pirates and from melting. She also checked to ensure my car was still in our driveway after a neighbor’s car was stolen. Gail and her husband (Reid) have helped us out many times by walking our two beagles when we were away for the day. They also always have treats for our dogs when we walk by their house. You couldn’t ask for a nicer neighbor.”

Leslie McCluskie then gave the nomination her second. “I agree with Heather. Gail Anderson and her husband Reid Anderson are always looking out for us neighbors. Just a few weeks ago Gail knew my husband had surgery and she brought over a delicious casserole. I'm honored to have them and the Hesseforts for neighbors.”

When asked what inspires them to be great neighbors, Gail Anderson responded, “Our neighbors here in Westchase in Keswick are our Tampa family.” She added, “We’re Westchase originals. We built 24 years ago. We’ve been living next to them for years.”

Gail added that being helpful to her longtime neighbors is just automatic for them now. “I don’t think of it as helpful or kind.”

Reid Anderson added that Keswick Forest is a neighborhood filled with like-minded good neighbors. “We all look out for each other here. It’s just a matter of whose turn it is.”

Congratulations to the Andersons for being such great neighbors! As the result, they’ll be enjoying a $50 gift certificate to Irish 31, courtesy of Irish 31.

Nominate a Good Neighbor!

Do you know a good neighbor who should be recognized for kindness, helpfulness or their community spirit? You can nominate them on the Irish 31 Thankful for your Neighbor Contest post, which appears on Westchase Neighborhood News on Facebook on the last Thursday of every month.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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