BELLE GLADE — Mayor Steve Wilson announced this week that the city is throwing a Christmas party for the less privileged in the city on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the city’s Louis D. Lewis/Mary O. Evans Resource Center in downtown Belle Glade.
“As you know, we all respect and acknowledge that Christmas is celebrated in many different ways. I’m also confident to say that I’m sure we all would agree that historically, Christmas has been a time of giving, sharing and receiving. Unfortunately, many of our children in Belle Glade may not be as fortunate as others to either give, share or receive,” he said.
“Therefore, on behalf of the City of Belle Glade, elected officials, the city manager, staff and supporting sponsors, we have embarked upon hosting a citywide Christmas event for the past few years. This year’s event again will be hosted at the Louis D. Lewis/Mary O. Evans Resource Center. There will be free food, entertainment and toys given out to the children, from 4 to 9 p.m.,” said the mayor.
This event is open to the community, but especially children from infants to those of high school age.
The City of Belle Glade was still lining up contributing sponsors to joining together in providing food and entertainment. Contact City Hall or Mayor Wilson to participate.
The resource center is located at 1224 S.W. Ave. E Place, and the event starts at 4 p.m. Dec. 19.
“We wanted to make sure we provided some toys to those who may need it,” Mayor Wilson said. Mr. Wilson also noted that the city just hosted the Palm Beach County League of Cities end-of-year luncheon cookout event on Friday, Dec. 1. “People from all over the state as well the county (were) there,” he said.