Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy Holidays To All!

On December 22, aided by several friends and community volunteers, Amelia and I co-hosted a holiday toy party for the children of the 4th Ward at the West End Gardens Community Center. After picking out a toy (or two!) of their own choice, each child sat for a photo with “Santa.”   
 While listening to cheerful holiday music, breaking bread and eating a delicious meal served by our friends, we were able to distribute over 150 toys to dozens of very happy kids—the smiles on their faces said it all, confirming  the old adage that “it is more blessed to give than to receive.” 

 To all of you who gave donations, toys and time, we give you thanks; we continue to appreciate all that you do to help us make a difference in the lives of others.
As the year draws to a close, and we think about our New Year resolutions, let’s resolve to help our neighbors and assist our elderly. 

Let’s work on mentoring our young people (especially our young men), showing them by our own example how to be good citizens. 

Above all, let us be kind and respectful to each other.

May God bless you all in the new year!

Adrian and Amelia


Anonymous said...

We need help getting IT together they are a mess over there and I hope this year it comes to a hault

Anonymous said...

Good morning all council members, Congratulation to councilwomen Rivers for being selected as council president.I hope when you stated you will be reaching across the board, the board wouldn't stop with certain people. I have sent emails in the past about the IT department. I heard in your speech you will be creating a IT committee. I hope its a true committee that will get to the bottom of all the crap that goes on in IT. IT have their own temporary hiring agency. They have several employees in the department that work for the mayor ALL DAY LONG. They do all of her campaign work, and her leg work. I thought it was disgusting to have members of the IT department handing out her State of the City at least that's what she called brochures. I was leaving the court house and was giving one by a young lady from the IT department. This is a disgrace. They were probably getting overtime or comp time to do so. As you can see a lot of employees that work for the city are upset about this. We give you guys information, then we are intimidated by administration when issues are addressed. I'm not trying to come down on you newly elected council president but I am sure you, councilmen Reid, Councilwomen Greaves, or Councilwomen Brown will not address this issue. The IT department ask for a lot of money ever year and the council just rubber stamps it, I really hope that changes.


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