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COVID-19 Updates and Information.
Master Plan Virtual Town Hall - Extended!
Bennett Williams chosen to help Mayor light the Holiday Tree in Snider Plaza.
November 2020 UPdate.
Virtual Snider Plaza Tree Lighting - November 22
Young resident to help Mayor light the Holiday Tree in Snider Plaza.
Wednesday, December 2 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.
Thursday, December 3 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Toddler Story - UP Public Library
Friday, December 4 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Baby Story Time.
Wednesday, December 9 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.
Thursday, December 10 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Toddler Story - UP Public Library
Friday, December 11 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Baby Story Time.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - City Council Meeting
Due to COVID-19, many local events have turned to a virtual format including the annual Snider Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting. As we continue to balance efforts aimed at staying safe with accomplishing the daily tasks surrounding family life, our children and grandchildren keep us focused, grounded and hopeful. Acknowledging and celebrating their adaptability and perseverance through this tough year, the City asked for nominations so a young resident can help Mayor Stewart light the tree.
Bennett Williams was chosen by a panel of Youth Advisory Commission members to complete this happy task. Bennett is 10 years old and a fifth grader at MIS. He has lived in UP his whole life, and previously attended Bradfield Elementary School. He has two older sisters who both attend Highland Park High School.
In August 2018, Bennett was diagnosed with a leukemia called MDS and received a bone marrow transplant a short time later at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. He continues to recover from side effects associated with the transplant, but most importantly, he is cancer free. Bennett likes to play lacrosse with his friends, and loves to hunt and fish.
Bennett's mom, Kirsa, mentioned, "At only 10 years old, Bennett has proven to be the toughest, bravest, and strongest boy we know after fighting cancer not once, but twice."
The City is honored that Bennett will help the Mayor light the holiday tree in Snider Plaza!