David Martin Presents a
Check for Tree Lights to Mayor Euille on February 22
David Martin proudly presented a $6,750 check to the Mayor at the City Council Public Hearing on February 22 matching the amount necessary to keep the trees lights on along King Street through June.
"I am so pleased that the business community and others rallied together to raise funds to keep the trees lit. Coming from Metro or the river, King Street will brightly shine letting visitors and shoppers know that we are open for business and Alexandria is the fun place to be," commented Council Woman Del Pepper who strongly supported this initiative.
Last year, (do we know the date?) City Council set aside $6,750 to cover one-half of the costs of lighting through June. The other half would have to be raised by early March, 2014. This challenge was successfully accomplished under the leadership of David. The funds have been deposited with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Foundation (is this the correct name?) and the tree lights will be kept on through June, 2014.
The Old Town Business Association (?) wishes to thank the following donors who generously contributed to this effort:
Frank Fannon, George Seghers from The Masonic Memorial, Ann Dorman with First Night, Andrew Palmerie, Lynn Hampton,Franco Landini with Landini Brothers
Restaurant and Fish Market, The Enchanted Florest, Walker Real Estate, Hard Times Cafe, The Creamery, David Baker, Joan Renner, Maginniss & DelNinni Architects, Don Simpson, John Porter with ACT for Alexandria, and citizens: Phil Hollywood, Randall Larrimore, Helen Sullivan-Kumar, Phillip Hollywood, and Lana Slack, P. N Clopper, John and Elizabeth Chimmento, Joseph Resende, Margaret Wholler, C.R. Hollywood, Council Del Pepper, Seaport Properties, William Moyer, Council Timothy Lovain, Sara Pearson, John Norton, The Lamplighter, Medieval Maddness, King's Jewelry, Rock It Grill, Charles Hulfish, Gant Redmon, and David Martin with Gold Works USA.