Without doubt, the 2020 Holiday Season will be like no other as we enter what we hope is the last “couple of innings” of restrictions due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, we have had to reschedule many VI events until it is safe to meet again in person, but we will have some festive neighborhood activities throughout the holiday season.
We held our First Annual VI Holiday Food Drive this past weekend. Recognizing that people want to connect and give back to their community during these difficult times, Becky Morrison, Colleen Pelton, Virginia Brenman and Julie Scanlon organized this very successful event. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our community we collected almost 2,500 pounds of food filling two pick-up trucks!!! The items were donated to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic Food Pantry and, as you would expect, were much appreciated. Thank you to all who supported this worthwhile event and special thanks to Santa Claus who made a cameo appearance. A big thank you to Paul Pelton and Steve Cropper who transported the big haul!
Two more holiday events are planned over the next couple of weeks:
We expect to be able to resume our favorite neighborhood events like the golf outing, fishing tournament and Oktoberfest in 2021. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in volunteering for any of these events or have other ideas for bringing the VI community together. There is so much we can do to improve life in VI but we need your help.
Just a couple of final points:
Thanks to all those volunteers whose efforts are critical to making VI the special place to live that it is, we could not do it without you!!!
Have a great Holiday season, stay safe and hope to see you out and about in VI.