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MSU, Bozeman partner to provide 'good neighbor' bags

January 28, 2013

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A team of volunteers with Montana State University's Service Saturday project will once again be offering "good neighbor bags," this time to homes in neighborhoods near Michael Grove on Saturday morning, Feb. 2.

Bags will contain tips on how to be a good neighbor, a calendar highlighting winter activities in Bozeman, route schedules for both Streamline and Skyline bus lines, and information on how to get involved with city advisory boards. Bags will also contain a template for Valentine's Day cards, which are designed to be passed along to neighbors.

The bags are courtesy of the MSU/Bozeman Good Neighbor Committee, which consists of representatives from MSU, Associated Students of Montana State University, the City of Bozeman, Peak Property Management, the Downtown Bozeman Association and First Security Bank.

Organizers said the committee recognizes that the Bozeman community encounters many issues that are unique to a college town, due to the large student population that enters the year-round residential community each year.

"The bags are meant to give off-campus students and residents information that will help reduce negative behaviors and encourage collaboration," said Allyson Brekke, neighborhood coordinator for the City of Bozeman.

"MSU wants to be a good neighbor," said Chelsea Schmidt, MSU assistant director of business and community relations. "By participating in the Good Neighbor Committee, we are taking a proactive step in providing our students living off campus information they need to be successful residents in our community." For more information on the "good neighbor bags", contact Schmidt at chelsea.schmidt@montana.edu or 994-7884.

Chelsea Schmidt, chelsea.schmidt@montana.edu or 994-7884