Edmond mayor appreciates church
Edmond Mayor Dan O’Neil
It always nice to be appreciated.
I say that because one of the first people I ran into at Wednesday’s big school supply give-away in Edmond was the city’s Mayor Dan O’Neil.
He was walking with the Rev. Kim Swyden in the entry gathering area at Henderson Hills Baptist Church, which organized and hosted the community give-away.
There were tons of parents and their children there, but I spotted Swyden, the church’s executive pastor, right away and he introduced me to the mayor.
Before I could say anything, O’Neil said he appreciated the church for its efforts on behalf of the community.
From the chatter of excitement of the crowd around him, I gathered that he was not the only one grateful for the church’s generosity.
The Rev. Jeff Wilson, church spokesman, said he estimated at least 1,000 people had already gathered for the give-away — and this was fairly early in the evening.
The line of families snaked across the entry way and down into the gym, where students picked out backpacks and everything from tissue paper to highlighters.
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