Thursday, November 27, 2008
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa - The Hardest Working Man in LA?
Mayor of Los Angles - Antonio Villaraigosa took time from his hectic schedule to serve dinner to several families in East LA at the John Liechty Middle School. Prince Frederick Von Anhalt and I took a walk outside to see hundreds waiting in line for a free Pre-Thanksgiving meal. The amount of hungry people in Los Angeles is staggering and many food banks are tapped out. The Salvation Army feeds people every day. Wednesday night, 60 or so Volunteers fed hundreds. Operation Feed Our Familes.org has more information.
Getting back to the Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa was rumored to be "under the weather" but when he arrived he was going a 100 miles an hour. I hope this is taken in the right way- The Mayor of L.A. is the best banquet server I have ever seen. Waiting tables is HARD. Villaraigosa handled the serving platters like a Pro.
Faster than any I have ever seen much to the delight of the families and the children who treated the Mayor like a Rock Star. Ever the charmer, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took pictures with everyone who asked.
A great time was had by all and the Salvation Staff as well as the Volunteers were all stellar and friendly. Kudos to everyone who was involved.