Mayor-Elect Kasim Reed Attends Kids Club Holiday Luncheon!
East Atlanta Kids Club was honored to receive Mayor-Elect Kasim Reed at our annual holiday luncheon at Brownwood Recreation Center last Saturday. On Dec. 12, Mr. Reed took a tour of the center and got to know many of the youth in our after-school program, as well as their family members and volunteers who were on hand.
Many of the more than 100 party guests were thrilled to meet the new mayor, who warmly greeted both kids and adults alike, posed for many photos, and talked enthusiastically about his vision for strengthening city recreation centers, including Brownwood.
Kids Club youth members Calvin Smith, Skyler Walker Harris and Gabriel Head presented Mr. Reed with gifts that included a special edition EAKC mug and a prized copy of Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” CD. The mayor-elect said he was happy to know that our recreation center is still a vital community space and one in which not only play and recreation, but education and mentoring activities regularly occur.
We look forward to the new mayor’s impending announcement regarding support for city recreation centers, which he said would be released in early January.
Prior to Mr. Reed’s arrival, the kids engaged in a letter-writing activity to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Afterwards, guests enjoyed a hearty meal, and then all children present received Christmas gifts provided by a variety of donors, including Cbeyond Women’s Network, the Peachtree Tri Club, Martha Brown United Methodist Church, Holy Taco and Toys for Tots.
Cbeyond broadened its support of Kids Club this fall to benefit Brownwood
Park and the entire community.
U.S. Micro Corporation has been a great friend to Kids Club for the past
three years, providing us with computer and networking equipment, financial support and most recently, the gift of a much-needed school bus.