Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Our Funny Fourth Party

We just had our single parents party – our 4th actually – and it was really funny occasion for many of our poor single parents who turned up at Dream Centre in Petaling Jaya where the event was held. Some 60 single mothers and two single dads together with 200 children were on hand to play games, sing songs and laugh out loud with the others of like mind.

Interesting games such as the tissue thin game, the ball toss, the sticker hunt all had the kids and their parents hunting determinedly for a prize or two. 10 members of the Malaysian Association for the Blind then gave a lively rendition of country line dancing and proceeded to display their fancy footwork that one may find it hard to believe they’re unable to see at all.

Next Godfrey and his female counterpart serenaded the audience with old songs including Hank William’s Jambalaya and finished it off with Donny and Marie Osmond’s famous duet “I’m a little bit country, And I’m a little bit rock & roll!

However the one act that had everyone in stitches and rolling with riotous laughter was Pastor Ravi , pastor of the Indian members who together with his faithful companion the cheeky puppet had ensured a rollicking good time for all. The two verbally jousted and sparred with smart talk and wise cracks, it made the puppet seem so human like indeed.

When the show was over, each single parent was given a goodie bag filled with a number of donated items such as KFC vouchers and a prize each donated by GDEX, the local courier company while their kids were given an opportunity to choose which beanie baby toy they preferred and were also given several bottles of multivitamins from Hovid to build up their strength and their overall health. The single parents then topped off the evening with a hearty meal of Indian chicken curry and briyani rice, sambal with samosas and eggs. All in all, it was a deeply satisfying party for all concerned except that this time, we had omitted the lucky draw aspect which had many asking about it after all!

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