Letter from the president: On the 12th Day of Festivus

Santa keeps showing up on my desk at the officeThe holiday season is fast approaching once again, and I can’t find my Grinch suit anywhere! If I do manage to find one, you can bet you’ll be seeing me in it (still in stilettos, of course) riding down Cooper in our finally finished bike lanes! And there was much rejoicing – yea.

Some might wonder how a carol-hating, anti-shopping, crowd-loathing, “disser” of decorations gets through the season without incident, but I’ve found something positive to promote and embrace this year. SHOP COOPER-YOUNG! I challenge everyone to buy all your holiday gifts from our local Cooper-Young businesses and CYCA Membership Sponsors!

There are so many wonderful things you can buy right around the corner, where your dollars are worth so much more because they stay in your community. Here’s my attempt at being festive and relevant…on the 12th day of Festivus, my true love gave to meeeee: 12 beers for guzzling, 11 pretty pendants, 10 drums for drumming, 9 linen dresses, 8 personal trainers, 7 poppy paintings, 6 glass sculptures, 5 pedicures, 4 doggie walks, 38104 shirts, 2 movie rentals, and a massage gift card for me!

So where else do I hope to see you this month when you’re not shopping? Join us for the annual Membership Renewal Stuffing on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the CYCA Office at 10 a.m. The more the merrier, trust me. Our Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Party is at Stone Soup again this year on Dec. 11. And finally, you can’t miss the longtime C-Y tradition of the Police/Firefighter’s Holiday Treat Bag Stuffing on Christmas Eve at the Office. Don’t miss it!

By June Hurt

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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