In the south community means more than just a group of people living together.
To the residents of Eastern Heights Subdivision, on Highway 332 north of town, these words ring true.
According to the Eastern Heights Special Needs Committee Chairman Bernice Richardson, the group has pulled together to focus on one goal.
"Our goal is just to have a community that we can feel safe in," Richardson said. "We want a well kept area so our children will have a wholesome environment. The city officials have been very cooperative in assisting us with our concerns."
With that in mind the residents began to find problem areas that needed attention. With the cooperation of city officials like Ward Five Councilman Colonel Mister, the community has fixed a number of things.
"We are excited about the things that have taken place in the Eastern Heights Subdivision, and in the city as a whole. The citizens of this area have united themselves in an effort to make this a safe, clean, and drug-free neighbor," Mister said.
"Our goal is to install curb and gutter to eliminate standing water and ditches. I will work closely with all city and county officials to make not only this neighborhood but all the folks in ward five feel proud and have a sense of belonging," he added.
Although Mister is councilman of the area, he looks at the situation from two sides.
One as being a resident and the other as being a city official. He said both city and county officials are taking an active part to get more neighbors to take on the task of enforcing unity; not only among themselves but also with the entire city.
Both Mister and Mayor Billy Collins agree that it's amazing how citizens can pull together and unexpectedly attract not only new residents but more business to Grenada.
"It's an honor to serve as Mayor of Grenada and represent the citizens of Eastern Heights and see a neighborhood working together," Collins said. "I challenge all neighborhoods in our city to follow their example of positive leadership."
According to Richardson the Special Needs Committee works not only to spot problem areas, but when neighbors are sick the group gathers to assist them in anyway possible. Recently, the group fixed up a playground located in the center of the subdivision. Although they had the option of turning the playground over to the city; they have chose to fix the area themselves. Richardson said that since playground equipment cost are so high, they're always holding fundraisers to get the necessary funds. She said no matter the cost, in the end their efforts are well worth it.
"Our vision is to have the most clean and organized community in Grenada," Richardson said. "We are concerned about our neighbors and we are going to continue to work together."