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|موضوع: Oct. 19, 2016 Knights of Columbus 6th annual 2016 Chaldean-American festival With much fanfare, the Knights الجمعة 21 أكتوبر 2016, 12:08 am|| |
Oct. 19, 2016
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Knights of Columbus 6th annual 2016 Chaldean-American festival
- اقتباس :
- With much fanfare, the Knights of Columbus 6th annual Chaldean-American festival opened to welcome the community of El Cajon city and the surrounding area. The grounds of Valhalla high school, where the event was held, were busy with activities through the 2 days of the weekend of October 15-16. On the sports fields, soccer, football, and baseball teams were competing for trophies while music was playing and people were enjoying their time with good authentic Chaldean food under warm sunny skies of beautiful San Diego. Kids were busy with rides and games and the little ones sitting in the colorful choo choo train making its rounds within the play area.
The opening ceremony commenced as the sun was going down. Dr. Noori Barka, a member of the knights of Columbus, Mar Toma Council, welcomed the audience and thanked Bishop Bawai Soro, the Grossmont Union school district superintendent, the El Cajon chief of police, Valhalla principal and other school and city officials for their participation in this festival. Each one of the dignitaries stressed the importance of the cooperation spirit between the Chaldean community, the police, and the school district. As it was getting dark and the cool area settling in the valley the sounds of many Chaldean singers attracted the listeners to the stage were many of them sat to enjoy those moments. At the end of the festival, a 2017 Mercedes Benz was raffled with other 5 prizes to anxious spectators who hoped for a great luck!
Mar Toma council would like to thank all that helped and supported this festival financially either by donations or ticket purchases which contributed to its success. All proceeds will go toward helping the thousands of Iraqi Christian refugees that live in miserable conditions throughout the world.
Pictures by: Basil Mekha