Prairieville neighborhood hosts ‘Thirsty Thursday’

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In the Manchac Highland neighborhood, Thursday is everyone’s favorite day of the week. They call it ‘Thirsty Thursdays.’

“There’s a lot of wine here, there’s a lot of bottles of wine,” Kirk Schiefelbein.

Flyers and yard signs are scattered throughout the subdivision telling everyone to bring their favorite beverage and lawn chair and to meet at a certain neighbors house.

“It’s like the old days in the ’50s and ’60s when neighbors actually knew each other, so there’s a real sweetness to it,” Schiefelbein said.

This week they decided to spice it up with some music. When the pandemic broke out most people felt lost, but now after several months into this new normal residents say they aren’t letting it keep them down anymore.

“We’ve become closer friends a better community,” Leanne Phillips said.

So they got creative and found a way to let loose and check in with each other.

“I suggested to my neighbor that we meet and social distance and bring our glass of wine and visit,” Phillips said.

These intimate neighborhood get-togethers have become a weekly staple. Neighbors say they will continue to come together on Thursdays as long as this pandemic keeps them apart.

Residents in the neighborhood say they’ve been enjoying themselves so much that they are planning on making this a tradition even after the pandemic ends.

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