Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas LDL 2012

By Jerry Gaudet

The Central High School Class of 1954 met for its Christmas luncheon, "LDL", on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, with seasonal decorations place by our wonderful Mary Sue (Banks) Burnett.

 We were pleased to have newlyweds in our midst. Gene Moore brought his new bride, Shirley Burns. We were acquainted with Shirley as she has been to several "LDL"s as Gene's friend, Shirley. While still friends, they are now Mr. and Mrs. and doing well together. Our congratulations to them. They will share their time between Charlotte and Melbourne, FL ...

And, On December 2, 2012, Carole Bennett Gilland and Norman Kinzie became man and wife. Our congratulations to them as well. The Kinzies are living in Fort Mill...

 In addition to celebrating the Christmas Season, the focus was on our project through which we gathered quite a bit of cleaning supplies for the benefit of "Moore Place"... And, If any who could not attend the December "LDL" wish to join us in our Christmas Project, please make out your check to "CHS'54 Reunion Committee". Any amount will help and be appreciated by the Moore Place. Send to: CHS'54 Reunion Committee 2611 Springway Dr. Charlotte, NC 28205-2249

 Thanks again to Betty and Lou Palomba, who spearheaded the project and delivered our treasures to the Urban Ministry Center. We promptly received this acknowledging email from them...

 Subject: Thank you for your donation to Urban Ministry Center! Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:49:22 +0000 From: Katie Church 

Good Morning, Thank you very much for your thoughtful donations to our Housing Works program! Many of our tenants do not receive any form of income, and so we supply them with a modest amount of cleaning supplies every other month so that they can wash their laundry and dishes, and keep their apartments clean. Cleaning supplies are, therefore, an never-ending need. We so appreciate your support in this area!

 Our tenants take great pride in their apartments, and are grateful for supportive community members who want to see them flourish. Thank you for being a part of our Fresh Start drive. Merry Christmas to you all, Katie Church Tenant Services Coordinator, Housing Works Urban Ministry Center 2435 Lucena Street Charlotte, NC 28206 (980) 224-9256 Instead of a gift this holiday season, consider sending an Honor Card featuring the talent of ArtWorks945 artist William Dukes. The Urban Ministry Center is an interfaith organization dedicated to bringing the community together to end homelessness--one life at a time. We look forward to your joining us in the new year. Come give it a try.

 "LDL" is always on the second Tuesday of each and every month...the next "LDL" being Tuesday, January 8, 11:30 at JIMMIES. Wow, that's in 2013. My, how time flies when you're having fun.   -JG