Kay Crowder speaks at UPHA holiday party
Councilwoman Kay Crowder told a festive crowd at UPHA’s annual Christmas party that she will carry on the work of her late husband Thomas as our new District D city council member. Thomas, she said, loved the neighborhood and its people. Ms. Crowder was appointed to fill her husband’s seat after he passed away recently. About 50 UPHA members gathered at the Player’s Retreat for the annual holiday party December 8.
One of Ms. Crowder’s not-official duties at the UPHA bash was conducting the draw for UPHA’s charity raffle. Partygoers had the opportunity to buy tickets, and the prize–in the spirit of holiday giving– was the opportunity to choose a worthy cause to receive the raffle proceeds. Urban Ministries of Raleigh got the pot–$200. Also raffled off for the charity donation was a festive Christmas wreath donated by Yvonne Wyche.
Council member Russ Stephenson and leaders of local business and community institutions also joined the UP homeowners in celebrating the beginning of the festive season at the “PR,” Owner Gus Gusler provided hot wings, dynamite dips, desserts, and his best waitstaff to keep UPHA’s party rocking.