|Mayor Robert McCraight|
Council member Tina Talley publicly thanked John Osbourne of Osbourne Concrete in the city for his “generous holiday bundles” which were donated to area residents. Talley said the bundles were “amazing” and that Osbourne and his staff were “truly a blessing” in the community. She said that Osbourne also donated gift bundles to the Romulus Ministerial Alliance for donation to local families during the holiday season and that this year, Osbourne doubled the number of gifts provided.
“They are a true blessing,” Talley said and urged residents who might encounter Osbourne to thank him for his generosity.
Councilwoman Eva Webb also expressed her appreciation to Mayor Robert McCraight whom she said had donated a large number of turkeys to local families during the holiday season.
“He has helped so many families,” she said. “He's a very private man and doesn't brag about what he is doing, he just does it,” she said, “and I just want to thank him.” Webb also thanked fellow council member Virginia Williams who was absent from the meeting.
“Virginia Williams also gave out turkeys,” Webb said. “I love it when people do so much good” for residents, she added.
Council President John Barden noted that the generous spirit the officials and Osbourne demonstrated were “what Romulus is all about. Getting along, helping people.” He said that the ability of the community members to help one another contributes to the ability of the city to function and thanked those who contributed generously to help others during the holidays.
McCraight, during his report, said that he wanted to call the attention of the residents to the first responders in the city who were working and away from their families during the holidays. He reminded the public that calls for service during these weeks could be very emotional times for both police, fire and EMTs in the city. McCraight also thanked the participants in the Wreaths Across America program which honored deceased veterans and noted than Romulus participation had increased again this year, reminding the public of the service of veterans to the country.