UPDATE: Just heard from Mayor Mike’s Manager of Public Affairs and Communications Sam Merten that, “Mayor Rawlings will not be attending the Vogel Alcove event because he will be recovering from surgery.” Somebody better tell the Vogel Alcove folks to edit their program.
For instance on Thursday, August 21, he’s scheduled to join City Councilman Adam Medrano to dedicate Vogel Alcove’s recently renovated childcare center at the 95-year-old City Park Elementary. Closed in 2012 by the DISD, the school was leased by Vogel Alcove. According to a Dallas Morning News story, “’They actually approached us initially wanting to buy the facility,’ said Orlando Alameda, director of Real Property Management for Dallas ISD.
“The district, Alameda said, wasn’t in a position to want to sell the school, which is near Dallas Heritage Village. But they did agree to a five-year lease, with additional five-year extensions, he said.”
By renovating the former elementary school into the new facility, Vogel Alcove saved more than $12M. The new digs will allow Vogel Alcove to “increase enrollment to 200 children and add after-school and school-age programming starting this fall.
Sunday Monday (August 2425), Big Mike will celebrate birthday # 5960.