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City Councilor Sokhary Chau In Your Neighborhood - July 2021

Updated: Jul 15, 2021

Covid-19 Vigil Held to Honor Lowell Residents Lost During the Past Year's Pandemic Health Crisis.

The City Council and City Hall hosted a vigil to honor the residents of the City lost during the Covid-19 pandemic. The lawns surrounding the steps of City Hall were decorated with 319 carnations - each symbolizing a Lowell resident lost to the lethal virus. Many residents and family members came out to remember and honor their loved ones. Mayor John Leahy presided, and Councilors attended to pay their respects.




 

Sun Santa"s Terry McCarthy remembered.

We have great sadness at the passing of Mr. Terry McCarthy, Director of the Sun Santa and a Lowell License Commissioner. Terry was an icon in the community and a great friend and mentor to me. He will be missed as both a friend and as a great Lowellian who loved his City.


This year, I sponsored and worked with Terry to collect over 300 toys and raised over $12,000.distributed through the CMAA to needy Khmer families. The funds were distributed through the Sun Santa Fund and Event photos:



 

The Dwelling House of Hope distributes donated food goods to needy Lowell families

The Dwelling House of Hope had a successful food distribution in June. My wife, Somong, and I joined a wonderful contingent of volunteers to sort, pack, and load the boxes into the vehicles for distribution to needy families. This work inspires us all with a great feeling of helping our Neighbors and giving back. Thanks to the Dwelling House of Hope, all the volunteers, and those generously donating food goods. This is what a strong Community is all about!!




 

Juneteenth Ceremonies held at City Hall and Armory Park


Juneteenth was celebrated in Lowell both at City Hall Flag raising and at Armory Park. Juneteenth commemorates the day the slaves in Texas learned that Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This is now an officially recognized day in Lowell to symbolize that all residents are welcome and respected. Celebrating with the Mitchell' Family.



 

From The Lower Highlands To City Hall

Armory Park To Receive Upgraded Trees and Splash Pad along with Green Space plantings.


On April 9th, I submitted a motion to the Council to improve the Green Space and landscaping at Armory Park. The City responded with a plan to plant 4 new trees and improve the plantings throughout the park. This will enhance the open public space for the families in the Lower Highlands to tend to their community gardens and enjoy the surroundings with their families. Additionally, a new splash pad will help to keep families cool throughout the summer.


Bringing your concerns and speaking up for our residents is my official duty. The Council meetings are on Tuesday evenings and broadcast on local television for the public.



 

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