We recently had our wrap-up meeting of the Sonny Frazier Toy Drive events for 2011, which included the Hyattsville Heroes Bowl Game, the parties given to collect donations, the shopping, and the awesome Christmas party held December 17 at the City Building. I am so proud to say that we took a group of people (family, committee, members of the police and fire departments, and other inexperienced volunteers) and pulled off one of the most successful events the City of Hyattsville has ever had. The holiday needs of over 175 children and their families were met.
I must offer heartfelt thanks to those who made this possible: our families, neighbors, local business owners, friends, public servants, high school faculty, staff and students, city officials and staff, and our fantastic committee.
We are convinced that our success came as the result of a common goal, excellent communication, extremely hard work and the support given to us by Hyattsville — support such as from the article in your newspaper. They were read not only by our residents, but by friends in neighboring municipalities.
Again, on behalf of my family, I offer sincere thanks and remain grateful for your generosity.
Ruth Ann Frazier
Frazier represents Ward 5 on the Hyattsville City Council.