Jumble Station’s annual party for single parents went off marvelously well with some 92 single parents and their many kids turning up for an afternoon of fun and laughter. The laughter part came from the funny, cute, intricate face designs created by face- painter Niza and from the ice breaker games where the parent was blindfolded and the kid was supposed to direct the parent to stab as many yellow balloons as possible. The first one popped 5 balloons so swiftly it made us wonder if she could see through the blindfold. The next few parents had a harder time as they sought to both listen to their kid while trying not to be distracted by the voices of the onlookers!
The Dekir Puteri or Warrior Princess dance performed by the staff and volunteers of JS went off flawlessly made all the more charming by the presence of so many very cute kiddie performers with the youngest Daniel only aged 6 years old who insisted on performing alongside his older brothers.
This was followed by the Jazz Exercise Dancers who looked so pretty and lithe in their pink exercise gear while effortlessly going through all the different dance steps. The youngsters wowed the older audience with their rhythmic movements complete with smiles and umbrellas and made many an obese single parent realize they needed to take up exercise to trim off the fat!
Needless to say when Celebrate Joget came up, almost all the folks in the hall were ready to joget to the catchy dance tune and pretty soon, the floor was awash with single parents and their kids all “jogetting” their way through the entire song, not once but thrice!
Many first timers to the party were touched by the manner in which Jumble Station has been able to get all the three major races, the Malays, the Indians and the Chinese single parents to come together in a naturally friendly, happy and very harmonious manner – it was a time for all to relax, to enjoy, to forget their worries.
The party drew to a close with a Blessed Draw involving items donated by ARL International and Christina and Millie’s Cell Group that saw so many of the single parents going home with a prize each.
As they all trooped out for the dinner each single parent and their kids all were given a goodie bag filled with sponsored items such as KFC vouchers, pen and notepad from GDexpress, toothpaste, bathsoap and dishwashing paste from Lam Soon Edible Oils, a DiGi mug, multivitamin syrup and Calcimate tablets from Hovid Bhd. The parents and the kids were giddily happy to express their THANKS to all the organizations that had teamed up with Parents Without Partners to make this event a memorable one.