“What are you doing?” an onlooker we pass on the sidewalk asked.
“We’re bringing the light of community into the dark of winter,” a volunteer leader replied.
As we walked, I overheard neighbors discussing nearby locations such as Garfield High School and Rainier Vista.
“This area was like a war zone forever; now everything’s like brand spankin new,” one long-term neighbor explained to a newcomer.
“I had no idea so many houses were back here!”a visiting senior-aged man exclaimed.