A Typical Great Day In Downey! – Mario’s Blog

MArio Library
Speaking at the Friends of the Library Event
Photo by John Zander

Our Community is alive and well and doing amazing things. Just wanted to share about a fun and typical day in our City.

Photo by John Zander
Photo by John Zander
After returning home from Easter vacation with my family at 2 AM I really didn’t want to get up early today..It was tempting to stay in bed with only a few hours sleep.
But I had been asked to speak and present our Downey Library volunteers and gift donors with certificates and to honor them at a breakfast at Rio Hondo. I couldn’t turn them down. I’m so glad I went.  Over 8500 volunteer hours were donated by these amazing individuals and it was an honor to be there with them. Special people doing special things. We couldn’t have such a great  library without them.
With Alexander Gaytan at the Kiwanis One Day Event
With Alexander Gaytan at the Kiwanis One Day Event

I then went to DHS for the Kiwanis hunger awareness day. Over 450 volunteers showed to help package over 50,000 meals being sent to those hungry and homeless. What an amazing thing. Alex Gaytan and so many others are to be commended. Thank you so much. What an inspiration to have our youth work so hard for uch a great cause.

After a stop at City Hall to review our council agenda I ventured by our Farmers Market (doing well also, and lots of people).

At the new Burger City Grill with BCG Owners Efthemios Tsiboukas & Abraham Shakolas
At the new Burger City Grill with BCG Owners Efthemios Tsiboukas & Abraham Shakolas
I then stopped by Downey Gateway to thank a few of our new businesses and welcome to Downey, Burger City Grill, Pacific Fish Grill, Fresh Cutt, Waba Grill, Round Table, and Yogurtland. They will all be very successfully and we are happy that the owners of each of these establishments are committed to being involved in our City. These are the types of owners we want. Most are small business owners and we welcome them to our community.

Speaking at the Sister Cities Fundraiser Photo by John Zander
Speaking at the Sister Cities Fundraiser
Photo by John Zander

 

 

 

 

 

Then this evening I attended our Downey Sister City event at the Columbia Space Center. It was a fundraiser for our visit to Ireland next month. Everyone is getting excited about our visit to our newest Sister City, Roscommon County, birthplace of John Gately Downey. I am honored to represent our City and look forward to our Sister City relationship with them. Very special in so many ways.

Cister Cities Fundraiser at Downey's Columbia Memoprial Space Center Photo by John Zander
Sister Cities Fundraiser at Downey’s Columbia Memorial Space Center
Photo by John Zander
I just wanted to share a normal day in the life of a City that really is special. What an awesome community we live in. People care about others and it shows…I hope everyone has a great week. God bless.

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