This week I had the pleasure of having Thanksgiving dinner with all the families of all the members I work with on the daily. The United Boys and Girls Club put on a beautiful dinner for over 400 people! They served a traditional thanksgiving dinner and had a live DJ playing oldies in the gym. Michael Baker gave a wonderful speech about our community coming together and publicly thanked the woman who helped get all the food for the dinner.
The parents and staff were all also recognised by our Club Director, Priscilla, for their hard work and daily efforts. We even had the new Mayor elect of Santa Barbara join us for our dinner! Cathy Murillo is the first female Latina to ever be elected as Mayor in Santa Barbara, so it was a huge honour to meet her! We talked about Notes for Notes and she will be taking a tour very soon!
The dinner was such a blast and I can’t wait to attend next year. Coming together and eating dinner and celebrating holidays with my community is what I am the most thankful for this year!