On Saturday, October 18, NOC sponsored a community celebration for residents of Cordillo Courts, The Hedges, and Woodhaven Apartments. Approximately 80 children and 30 adults joined NOC staff, past and current Board members, friends from the Italian American Club, and other volunteers for an afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship. Special thanks are due to Cordillo Program Manager Kaci Hollingsworth and NOC Board member George Palleta, who organized this event, and to Teresa Ullman, who provided Spanish translation.
All those attending enjoyed pizza, hot dogs, and watermelon. Activities for the children included soccer, hopscotch, hula hoops, and a raffle for t-shirts, gift cards, toys, games, and books. One grateful parent spoke up to thank NOC for sponsoring the event, noting that no one had ever done anything like this for the community.