Robbinsdale’s Birdtown Club Helps Build Community
A Robbinsdale social media group is helping residents to build community. Connections, camaraderie and community– that’s the focus of the Birdtown Club.
There are more than 4,000 people in the group. Members gathered at Wicked Wort Brewing for an event called First Friday.
“I really respect the people who are running the Birdtown Club Facebook page,” said Robbinsdale resident Eric Haug. “I like what they have to say. I like the positivity and I decided, these are people I could really, probably connect with.”
The first meet and greet officially kicked off October 2012 and has been growing stronger ever since. There are a few administrators of the group. Cheryl and Eric Hillman are two of them.
“It’s a volunteer opportunity for us, it just feels really good,” said Cheryl Hillman. “I think the biggest thing that’s happened with the Facebook page is that you get to know names. And when people show up to these events, you’re putting the face to the name.”
Residents say the small-town feel is what makes Birdtown so special and events like this help to promote that charm. They say building strong community ties also helps to keep the city safe.
“If you see someone suspicious in your neighbor’s yard you’re going to feel compelled to call somebody,” explained Eric Hillman.
The next First Friday event will take place May 4 at 7:30 p.m at Nonna Rosa’s restaurant in Robbinsdale.