Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  • Friday, December 21, 2018 1:49pm
  • Opinion

I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your friends and loved ones the very best this holiday season and the very best in the New Year.

You have made our community widely known as a compassionate and friendly place that fosters good will and generosity toward those in need. The thoughtfulness of so many in the Arlington community shines year-round and is especially bright during this most joyful season. There are many of you who go the extra step during the holiday season to help others, please accept my heartfelt thanks for all your kindness toward those who are blessed by your help.

Like many of you, I attended many of the city’s seasonal events the past few weeks. I want to take a moment to recognize local businesses, the Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Arlington Business Association and city staff who worked tirelessly to make our Hometown Holidays Kick-Off, Tree Lighting, Small Business Saturday, Santa Parade and Santa Run enjoyable events for all.

As the New Year approaches, I look forward to see the new opportunities that 2019 will bring to Arlington. As we look forward to these new and exciting opportunities, we remain committed to working cooperatively with all of you to preserve the unique quality of life we treasure and make Arlington the best place to live, work, play and visit.

May the spirit of the season be with you and your loved ones, and may you have many blessings in the New Year.

Merry Christmas.

Mayor Barb Tolbert

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