Wednesday, December 23, 2009

More Christmas Party Photos

Special thanks to our Santa, Kevin McKee; to Turtle Bay Cafe for donating a delicious cake; to Robert Gilgoff for playing guitar to accompany the kids who sang in Mayan & to the rest of the Gilgoff family for all their assistance in party preparations; to Shelby Steele who did her own gift fundraiser and brought us 2 suitcases full of Christmas gifts from Ottawa; and to Emilia May for conducting many jarana dance rehearsals with the kids and moms!
And of course, a BIG thank you to all who donated so we could buy gifts for each and every child! You made their wishes come true!!

Kevin aka "Redbeard" painted his beard white and made a perfect Santa Claus!
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Kids dancing the jarana, wearing traditional Yucatecan clothes--guayaberas worn by the boys
and ternos worn by the girls

Robert spent many dedicated hours rehearsing with the kids and figuring out how to play the song, by ear.
Our staff member, Belen, was among the ladies (mothers of kids who come to the library) who danced the jarana at the party.

We wish everyone in our library family, near and far, a very
Merry
Christmas & Feliz Navidad!

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