APAS 2012 CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
On Sunday Dec 16, 2012, APAS hosted its annual Children’s Christmas Party at the Jefferson Lions Club
home in Jefferson, Louisiana. The event was a BIG SUCCESS. Thank you to Ms. Sokhoeun Chau
(APAS board member representing the Cambodian Community) for chairing the event. Thank you to Lion Robert Romero
of the New Orleans Filipino American Lions Club
for making the arrangements with the Jefferson Lions Club
to hold the function at their place. And thank you to Lion Jack Wallace
and Lion Peggy Wallace
for opening their Lion's home to the children from a diverse cultural background.
There were 87 children and 61 adults who attended the party. All activities, game prizes and some snacks were given for FREE to the children that came. The activities included Balloon art, Caricatures, crafts, face painting, calligraphy and the making of Thai Floating Lotus (Thai community) – Loi Krathong as some of the fun activities for the children. The children were introduced to our Ms. APAS 2012 - Ms Hyewon Han. Ms. Han and Ms. Aekyung Kim (Ms. Han's mother) dressed up the children with Korean traditional clothes. The children had a blast having their pictures taken in the Korean traditional clothes in front of a Christmas tree. There were martial arts demonstration from the L.I.U. Shaolin Institute and children dance performances from the New Orleans Chinese School dance team. The party was highlighted by a surprise visit by Santa Claus and Mrs Claus. The children told Santa a lot of stories during their picture taking session with Santa.
Thank you to Ms. Sun Kim for taking the pictures of the event for all of us to enjoy below.
Thank you also to Mr. Peter Jansen for contributing his pictures of the event to add on to our album.
The parents and the adult chaperones had an equally fun time as well. Thank you to all of you who came and thank you also to the following volunteers who helped to make the party so much fun and so SUCCESSFUL – Soeun Nhem, Sun M Kim, Inge Hamidjaja, Lance Harwell (Current President of the New Orleans Filipino American Lions Club), Wimol Harwell, Vatsana Chanthala, Tina Soong, Lisa Nguyen, Tong Ly, Karuna Nhem, Jing Hu, Li Li, Kewen Huang, Nelly Carrillo, the Dhillon's family (Jesse and husband, Jay and Bindie), Katie Breaux, Nydia Araya, Paden Gallagher and Nong Yai.
Thanks to Five Happiness
and Pho Orchid
for donating food for the event.