A turquoise table is present on the Dent County Courthouse lawn for anyone to meet friends and enjoy lunch.

Organizers invite you to bring lunch or order takeout from a local spot and meet a friend.

In the month of October, snap a selfie at the table and post it to the I Heart Salem facebook page to share the fun with others.

The turquoise table is an idea spurred from Kristin Schell’s book, of the same name. Salem Public Library has the title available.

“I'm on a mission to love my neighbors. I put an ordinary picnic table in my front yard, painted it turquoise and invited neighbors, friends, and even strangers to hang out and do life together at The Turquoise Table,” said Schell on her site.

Visit theturquoisetable.com for more on the story.