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The holidays are coming to town: Menlo Park seeks to bring back city-run events this fall

Original post made on Sep 22, 2022

Menlo Park's well-loved holiday traditions are returning for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with several council members making efforts to reinstate more community events at a Sept. 20 council meeting.

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Posted by Brian Cutcliffe
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Sep 22, 2022 at 12:55 pm

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THANK YOU Ray and Drew!! The summer fest, 4th of July parade, winter lights and community spirit are what brought our family to Menlo Park and brings us together as a community (sorely needed post pandemic and in divisive times). It was a huge loss to see them cancelled. Thank you very much for reviving these festive celebrations.

Posted by Ironic isn’t it!!
a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2022 at 1:02 pm

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It’s ironic that Ray Mueller wants to bring events back to the level they are before the pandemic when he cast the deciding vote to demote the position of special events coordinator. One might suggest that if that wasn’t done the community services department would not have had the exodus of experienced staff who would fed up with this decision and also the decision to put someone in charge of the department with no experience. The struggles of the community services department can be traced back to decisions like these.

Posted by Stuart Soffer
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Sep 24, 2022 at 8:29 am

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"Vice Mayor Jen Wolosin said that she would like to see the city eventually establish individual events for various faiths, instead of conglomerating them with preexisting religious celebrations."

Which reminds me. Long ago we rented a room at the Rec Center on behalf of friends to conduct a 'bris', a ritual circumcision. They were MP residents and heart surgeon at Stanford.
A good time was had by all. - Except one.

Posted by Mary Gilles
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Sep 28, 2022 at 10:57 pm

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Stu, thank you for that belly laugh!

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