Mount Holly News

Nov 03, 2015

A Message From the Manager - November 2015

Hello Good Citizens,

This month I want to again focus on law enforcement, primarily the Mount Holly Police Department. You all have read a previous newsletter in which I spoke about the national attention that law enforcement agencies were receiving, which for the most part was negative. I also informed you that our own police department had seen fit to ensure that despite what was going on nationally it would continue to provide high quality customer service to the citizens of Mount Holly.

Apparently, there are others that recognize that fact. This is the heart of what I want to bring to you all's attention. Obviously, what I might say about our police department, especially if it is positive, can be characterized as biased statements. For me it's about the truth to the matter, not just because I work for the City of Mount Holly or maybe because I hired Don Roper to be the Chief of Police.

My friends it gives me great pleasure to inform you that recently a group of people took it upon themselves to recognize the Mount Holly Police Department for their service to our community. The recognition came in the form of an Appreciation Luncheon held on Saturday, October 10, 2015. The location for the luncheon was the First Presbyterian Church, located in our downtown.

The mentioned group of people included but was not limited to First United Methodist Church, led by Pastor Angela Pleasants, First Presbyterian Church, led by Reverend Bryan Hovey, First Baptist Church, led by Reverend Dr. Kendell Cameron, The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, led by Reverend Cuttino Alexander and the Mount Holly Black History Forum, led by Chairman John Hope. These folks were very instrumental in formulating a program that boldly recognized the fact that we as a community don't have to succumb to the ills of the nation that has led to such despair and negativity in general.

I want to thank those that have been mentioned along with such businesses as Catawba Coffee, William Henry Salon, Chic Boutique, Brother's Bottle, On Track Yoga, Queen Bee Bakery, Lashing Out on Main, Papa Sammy's Pizza, Marco's Pizza, Vasileio's and Mr. D's. These businesses provided gifts and other items to show their support for the Mount Holly Police Department.

I want to thank Mayor Pro-Tem Perry Toomey for speaking on behalf of the Mount Holly City Council, Jeff Ingle for conducting the invocation and the "never will retire" Reverend Max Pendleton who provided a very relevant sermon to those in attendance. I hope you all as a community will understand the true value in what these people did amid such harsh times in our nation. It speaks well for our community as a whole by showing the value of good relationships and community pride.

I am very proud to be a part of such a great community and its citizens. I often brag about our city but it's even better when others help to prove it. Thank you all for allowing me to speak about our wonderful city. Have a great month of November and have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday.

— Danny Jackson, City Manager

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