Go Ahead ....Warm Your Heart!

                        First off - Merry Christmas ! .....

                  If you are Jewish, Happy Hanukkah ......

                 and if you prefer ....   Happy Holidays!


Yesterday was a sweet day in the Middle River Terrace Park in Fort Lauderdale. A group of neighborhoods and businesses called the 13th Street Alliance, pulled off a very special event.

     About 200 people met and honored some special little kids....
     The 64 honored kids had been chosen by their schools for doing very well in school, despite tough or challenging home lives....

                   Here's the event in pictorial form

           First there was chow  ...


    Everyone checked out the cool Fire Truck!


          The music played on!


           Santa and the gifts arrived!


           A dashing Candy Cane Hunt before the ceremony!


     Then the real business got underway. The kids that the schools picked, got to do their own picking, a toy of their choosing! Their number was in a hat, and when it was called, they got to work! 

     This little girl was having a hard time...Too many choices!


           She settled on Barbie!


     This little cutey had fun!


     This honoree needed carrying help with this cool train set!


    And this kid just smiled ear to ear !



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  • 12/24/2012 12:19 PM Jim wrote:
    Really cool Tim! Everyone should be proud....the kids for obvious reasons, and also everyone reaching out to them
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  • 12/24/2012 4:12 PM Mary Pat Rhodes wrote:
    Thanks for sharing that Christmas spirit!
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  • 12/24/2012 5:31 PM Jim Brady wrote:
    Tim, congratulations to all of you. The event was a major, major, positive element.

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  • 12/24/2012 6:01 PM Marge wrote:
    Congratulations on pulling off another terrific event. I'm sorry I missed it...the only thing that had a higher priority was my own grandaughter! The Smith family always adds a true Christmas spirit to the neighborhood! Love to all Marge
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  • 12/25/2012 2:12 PM James krumme wrote:
    The community is very blessed to have Tim Smith and his family work so hard this holiday season to improve the quality of life of others. I would also like to point out that our city manager Lee Feldman and Chief Adderley work Christmas Eve into the wee morning hours of Christmas Day ensuring the citizens of Fort Lauderdale have a safe and worry free holiday. We are truly fortunate to live here.
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  • 12/26/2012 12:46 PM just one vote wrote:
    Terrific effort Tim. Sure wish you were Mayor of Fort Lauderdale.
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  • 1/6/2013 8:28 AM Lester Zalewski wrote:
    This was a good event. If the district lines aren't redraw by next Christmas I hope we have more people open to the possibility of supporting event in the whole district. Keep me on your email list for this event.

    Lester Zalewski
    lesterz.com updated
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