“The more the merrier” is the motto for this gracious Mesa family rewarded for their kind hearts with a “Good Neighbor” front porch bench

Cody & Heather Lingelbach of Eastmark in Mesa are described as supportive, caring and REAL. Their friend and award nominator Craig Reddinger reports that they have been there for him and his wife through thick and thin, good and bad, celebrations and losses.  He shares how caring they are and that their house is always open to everyone and anyone, without judgement.

Family is all important to the Lingelbachs, for in addition to three adorable young children of their own, they are fostering an infant and a toddler. Craig goes on to describe them as REAL – always putting others before themselves, supporting equality for everyone and not only “good”, but GREAT neighbors.

Mesa Mayor John Giles certainly agrees, showing up at their door on Saturday morning to congratulate them on being “Good Neighbors”. Also joining in the presentation was proud bench artist David Bonney whose bright artwork was inspired by the admiration he has for such good, positive citizens. Heather claimed that she can’t wait to start decorating the courtyard now that she has his colorful bench as an inspiration! Trellis COO Todd Francis and VP, Director of Development Carole Kauffman joined the Lingelbachs in the presentation and celebration.

Bonney bench – the wonderfully creative front porch bench by artist David Bonney

Bonney bench – the wonderfully creative front porch bench by artist David Bonney

Mesa bench and family – the loving Lingelbach family with Mesa Mayor John Giles (L) and Trellis COO Todd Francis (near R) and bench artist David Bonney.

Mesa bench and family – the loving Lingelbach family with Mesa Mayor John Giles (L) and Trellis COO Todd Francis (near R) and bench artist David Bonney.