by Pat Myles 43rd President, Universal City-North Hollywood Jaycees
Ermin Cruz III's Recital hosted by the Universal City/North Hollywood Jaycees was a big success. Over a hundred people attended this special gala benefitting Operation Santa. First, a wonderful art gallery exhibit was shown to all. Then Santa came by with treats and good wishes. We were entertained by the wonderful voice of Ermin Cruz III. The audience was moved by the incredible classical concert that took place that evening. The concert was an amazing success.
Thanks to the incredible efforts of the event, it is anticipated about close to $700 will be raised to help deserving families have a good Christmas. A special thank you goes to the committee for their efforts. They are Jack Witt, Uday Thombre, Megan Hammitt, Stefanie Ibanez, Abby Aaronson and Alvin Abris. Of course, Thanks to Ermin Cruz III for this wonderful fundraising opportunity for Operation Santa.
Another special thank you to Annie G. Reed, President of the Universal City/North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Her efforts were a crucial element to the success of the project. The Universal City/North Hollywood Jaycees are extremely grateful for the support of groups like the Chamber for supporting Operation Santa.