Mayor Jerry Sanders has declared December 8th as “Traditions of Christmas Day” in San Diego!
CYT received a public presentation and an official framed document, presented by Field Representative Ron Lacey. To honor “Traditions of Christmas,” Paul and Sheryl Russell wanted to celebrate with community leaders and families.
There were over 300 community leaders and new families at the invitational dress rehearsal of “Traditions of Christmas,” including hundreds of families from Porter Elementary, as well as local non-profits such as Barrio Logan College Institute, Jacob’s Family Foundation, UPAC, Jackie Robinson Foundation, Latino Unity Coalition, Urban League of San Diego County, and military families.
According to Area Coordinator Patricia Chavez, the show went great:
“For many of these families and youth, ‘Traditions of Christmas’ was the first live theater performance they had attended. During intermission, many families thought the show was over. They were delighted to learn it was a short break and more was to come. We actually had to chase after families who were already heading to their cars. Their faces were just precious when they learned there was still more to come!”
Other community leaders that were present include: San Diego Union School District School Board Trustee, Sheila Jackson; Representatives from the office of San Diego Council including President Tony Young; District Representative, Roosevelt Williams; and from the office of Congressman Bob Filner, Representative Tony Cruz.