By Steven Ryzewski | SeminoleChronicle.com | December 18, 2013
On the eve of this year's Christmas in the City celebration, Joan Faulkner added one more task for her staff at HOPE Helps, Inc.
After months of planning and organizing, the Oviedo-based organization's CEO was asking for a request of a slightly different nature.
"What I like to do is send out an email to the staff - and say, 'You know, at some point during the event, take a minute to just look around and see what's happening,'" Faulkner said. "So much work does go into it and we're running around ... and it's important to stop and just take a deep breath and go, 'Wow, look what this community is doing.'"