On Saturday, the Community Service Team of the New Democrats for Plainfield held its Holiday Party and Toy Drive for the children of the Elm-West Residents Association in the Fourth Ward. Santa and Mary Claus "HO-HO-HO-ed" and posed with the children during the gift distribution. Along with fabulous toys, gift cards, and fellowship, the kids got to enjoy loads ofdelicious pizza from Italian Village Pizza (thanks, Giuseppe!), cupcakes, and soft drinks. I really want to thank Carol, Jim, Jennifer, Inez, Bob, Frank, Liz, Mary, Greg, Linden, Karen, Paul, Shep, Tatum, Warren, John, Jan, Jeanette, Patricia, Ursula, Anthony, Breanna, Dee, Juanita, Dan, Nat, Adrian, Amelia, and Marion for donating toys and gift cards.
I want to thank Ethel, Ursula, Breanna, and Carmencita for coming to help out, Lenore and Holly of Jack and Jill, Inc., for "donating" Malcolm and Kenyon, who assisted with serving pizza and gift distribution. Third Ward Councilman and Mayor-Elect Adrian Mapp stopped by to offer greetings, and Randy Wood of the Housing Authority of Plainfield came to say hello and offered thanks to the New Democrats Community Service Team for its efforts.
The indefatigable Carol (The Antler Lady) deserves a special thanks for her hard work. Ethel, Joann Hollis, Michelle, and the rest of the Elm-West team lent their talents to making this Christmas a wonderful and enjoyable one for all the kids--thanks, everyone! Enjoy the photos below!