Sorry for the one day delay on the update. It's a busy time of year, you know.
On Friday evening, LaSalle Institute and Troy High School played a very exciting game, in which I, and what seemed like thousands of other people, froze their butts off. The cold came at us pretty quick last week.
It was worth it though. The kids played a hard fought game, a little sloppy, but that is what makes it entertaining. In the end, LaSalle got the best of my alma mater, but it was a great night for all involved. By 6 p.m., fans of both schools were flowing into the stands. Faces were painted, noise blowers were in full effect, and parents were yelling nearly as loud as the students. I say nearly. I also enjoyed the ribbing while walking on the LaSalle sideline. Something along the lines of, "Hey, the mayor knows which side to be on."
We are proud of both schools for tremendous regular seasons, and look forward to an exciting playoff run by both.
Unfortunately, blogger is having troubles with photos again tonight, so you are going to have to patiently wait.
On Sunday, the Friends of Barker Park held a great fund-raising event on the first floor of the Conservatory. Congratulations to all involved in putting the event together, and taking up a great cause in Barker Park. One of the great things about Troy is that when people sink their teeth into something, you always get energy. The Barker Park group stands out because they are following through on everything. To see everyone come together, including Larry Schepici from Tosca who coordinated the actual brunch, is great.
The group raised approximately $10,000 on Sunday, and we can't wait to see what they decide to do with it.
I hope everyone had a great Monday. Tomorrow we will be three weeks out from the election. Tuesday evening brings a chance for the residents of Troy to come down and hear what the mayoral candidates have to say about the election. I think you will find the difference in the candidates to be quite dramatic, and I am looking forward to having a great discussion about the future of our City.