I’d like to thank my dear friend Eldner Lovette Arrington Degraffenreidt who, once again, did an exceptional job in organizing Union Baptist Church’s Holiday Expo. Each and every year, there are more and more people of all ages who attend this special event which brings together merchants and entrepreneurs from across Durham as well as others who sponsor exhibits for young and old alike to enjoy during the holiday season. I particularly enjoyed a group of young students from Global Scholars Academy, which is operated by Union Baptist Church Durham, who were warmly received by those attending this special event. I was given the honor of announcing a raffle ticket winner as I have during this event on occasions in the past. I hope that Union Baptist will continue to sponsor this event which provides us with an opportunity to support local businesses as well as an opportunity to share the joy of this holiday season.