For Immediate Release
December 27, 2013
Contact: Nicole Singletary
Holiday Senior Social: A Smashing Success
Miami Lakes, FL - Hundreds of seniors dressed in Holiday-themed attire came out to party at the Town of Miami Lakes' Annual Holiday Senior Social on Saturday, December 14th. As part of the event, the Elderly Affairs Committee hosted a Toy Drive which brought a generous amount of toys and gifts that were donated to needy families through the local schools.
Crediting the Committee and its Chair, Councilman Tony Lama stated, "This is our way of saying thank you to our elderly. Many
of them work tirelessly as volunteers helping the community. Chairman Luis Collazo and his committee do so much for our elderly. His commitment and leadership is what allows us to better serve the elderly of Miami Lakes."
The free event, sponsored by the Town of Miami Lakes, the Elderly Affairs Committee, and Chen Medical Center, took place at the Roberto Alonso Community Center at Royal Oaks Park. There was food from Pampered Chef and music by Easy Livin' Band. Elite Medical Center, Palmetto Health Center, the Elderly Affairs Committee, and Senator Rene Garcia all donated gifts and gift cards for the raffle.
"It was wonderful to see our Town's seniors come together to celebrate the holidays," said Mayor Wayne Slaton. "Thank you to Town staff, members of the Elderly Affairs Committee and all of those involved in making this event a great success".
Left to Right: Luis Collazo, Chair of Elderly Affairs Committee, State Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., Mayor Wayne Slaton,
Councilman Tim Daubert, Councilman Tony Lama, Councilman Ceasar Mestre, Councilman Nelson Rodriguez,
Councilman Frank Mingo, Vice-Mayor Manny Diaz