Wednesday, Jane, Michael, Leo and I went to the Albergue Padre Matias Mujica (like Ronald McDonald House) to help them with their Christmas Party. We left the house at 7:00 AM and got there about 8:00 or so. The organizer did such a nice job of putting together volunteers to make this a special day for the cancer patients and their families.
There were many people putting out chairs which we helped with, young people putting up decorations, volunteers from the IRS putting on make up for the women and girls and others were making hairstyles for the girls. There was a Mass at 9:00 and afterwards, there was a party. There were young people dressed up in costumes. They had 2 clowns. A man was there to play music. A lady from the radio station was there to MC. A videographer from a TV station was there. The children who were sick got to take part in dancing with the girls in costumes, the kids got to go in groups to take part in a pinata where they scrambled for candy. They volunteers served candy, drinks, juice cups, ice cream squeeze tubes. Then they served a lunch of chicken, rice, and salad. The music was going non-stop and the festive mood was enjoyed by all. The party ended about 1:30. We enjoyed seeing the kids and adults have so much fun.
Below is a video of the festivities:( I had a hard time making this video, because it kept crashing and I realize the sound was out about 1/2 way through when it finally finished.) Sorry.