Surprise! Former Baltimore Mayors and City Council Members Visit Past Colleagues
Springwell Senior Living prides itself on its commitment to building community, so when the opportunity presented itself to help celebrate a local leadership community, we held the doors wide open.
On Friday, September 29, in the Springwell Senior Living Homestead Pub, two of our residents—Vera Hall and Iris Reeves—were surprised with a visit from some former colleagues, including five previous Baltimore City Mayors (Sheila Dixon, Bernard “Jack” Young, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Martin O’Malley and Kurt Schmoke) and former City Councilmembers Jody Landers, Ed Riesinger, Dr. Helen Holton, Tony Ambridge, Carl Stokes, Mary Pat Clarke, Rikky Spector and Nick D’Adamo. The event was organized by D’Adamo.
It was a wonderful surprise for Reeves. She said, "It's terrific. Vera and I are here together, but the others I haven't seen in quite a while. It's a wonderful opportunity for us to be together."
Hall was likewise appreciative: "I can't express how happy I am to see all of them because when you work that closely with people trying to help other people, you form bonds that don't go away. They just kind of stay with you. Even though they are not present, you still feel their presence."
The event also gave Hall the opportunity to share some quilts she made, including ones featuring former mayors and Baltimore City landmarks.
In an additional surprise, the event was captured by WBAL and aired that evening, preserving this special opportunity of recognizing community.
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