As I observe our city and talk to you, I am reminded of what the spirit of Christmas means to me.  In this time of great challenges, I see charity, hope and rebirth throughout Key Colony Beach.   As we clean-up and rebuild, many of you have donated your time, talents or money to help your neighbors.

The Boating and Fishing Club and the Community Association have donated to charities, our city and individuals so that we can rebuild our lives and homes following hurricane Irma.  Additionally, individuals contributed in excess of $10,000 for City parks and infrastructure rehabilitation.  You are the true spirit of Christmas.

Please take time to enjoy the holidays with family and friends, whether here at home or away.  If you are traveling, be safe and return for a great 2018 in the paradise we call Key Colony Beach.

Thank you, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year.

John DeNeale