I cannot believe that another Christmas is upon us. This year has flown by like no other I have experienced in my life. I even received a new grandson in the process. Sara and I have been blessed to be your Representatives and have felt your support in all our endeavors on behalf of District 10. We certainly wish all of you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year from the Blaydes clan.

This year has brought some changes to our community that I believe are going to be positive influences in the coming years. The opening of the Children’s Theater on Skillman, the Skillman Home Depot, the Lowe’s on Northwest Highway, the Highland Café and Michelle’s restaurant on Audelia, and the new and wonderful additions to the High School are but a few of our advances.

The promises of things to come are also kind of fun. I want to express my thanks to all of the LHAIA for taking on my tasks, including renewing the LH “can do” spirit and exposing problems not even considered, from taking on our dead retail to truly contacting the people and the companies that can, and will, make a difference in our quality of life. You folks are truly good neighbors. The Town Center development is now more than a dream. This next year will be a time of positive growth and excitement in that arena as well.

Again, from each of us to all of you, have a safe and glorious holiday season. And thank you for allowing me to represent you downtown.