HOPE Community Coalition hosts year-end retreat, luncheon

Members and guests of HOPE Community Coalition met recently to celebrate its sixth year of providing prevention activities and events for children and youth.

Those in attendance were treated to a home-style Christmas dinner with all the fixings.

Carol Mendenhall, coalition facilitator, welcomed those in attendance and shared information on the various events of 2012. Coalition T-shirts were given to those in attendance.

Alderman Steven Mays was the featured speaker for the event. Mays shared insightful information about the workings of the city government. During the follow-up time, Mays joined the coalition to continue efforts to get more involvement of various sectors of the community.

Anyone wishing to join HOPE Community Coalition or receive more information about the coalition, should contact Mendenhall at camendenhall@yahoo.com.