CONTACT: Rosana Galaviz
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SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 7, 2018) – Over 600 residents of southwest San Antonio gathered to take part in the 8th Annual District 4 Holiday Social hosted by Councilman Rey Saldaña, Dr. Mike Flores, Alamo Colleges District Chancellor, and Dr. Robert Garza, President of Palo Alto College.
People of all ages including families, neighbors and friends from all across the district came together on Thursday evening to share a holiday meal together. This annual celebration full of music, fun and plenty of holiday spirit has become a tradition for many community members.
Councilman Saldaña greeted attendees and thanked them for joining him at his last holiday social as councilman for District 4. Representatives of various City boards and commissions were recognized for their continued service as well as the many leaders of the neighborhood and homeowners’ associations.
Before the conclusion of the event, Councilman Saldaña thanked all the staff members and volunteers at Palo Alto College for years of incredible partnerships serving the community of District 4. As the crowds began to leave, Councilman Saldaña treated each guest to a trendy insulated tote and wished them a festive holiday season.
After everyone received their meals, Richard Carpio, an active neighborhood leader and President of Southside Neighbors Against Crime, said grace before dinner. As everyone enjoyed their meal, Green Santa was introduced and children lined up to greet him and received a special holiday treat.
Members from all the senior community centers in the area were present, including those from South San, Willie Cortez, Virginia Gill, St. Vicente de Paul and MCCI. Residents from various neighborhood associations attended the event representing communities like Rainbow Hills, Heritage, Valley Forest, Adams Hills, Lackland Terrace, P.A.C.E, Southwest Community Association, Quintana, Keep South San Proud, Tierra Linda, Valley Hi, Springvale, Stablewood, Solana Ridge, Ridgestone, Liberty Village, Westbury Place, Villa del Sol, Park Place, Freedom Hills, Oak Creek, Westover Place, Heathers Cove, South Park, Hallie Heights, Lago Vista, and Magnolia Heights.
Close to 70 door prizes were handed out throughout the evening thanks to the generosity of the following organizations: AARP, United Healthcare, Port San Antonio, Kaufman & Killen, Brown & Ortiz, CPS Energy, San Antonio Water System, WellMed, Attorney Patrick Christensen, and the Chick-Fil-A at 2600 S.W. Military Highway.