Mother’s Day Event Presents Memorable Evening
Our 7th Annual Mother’s Day Celebration this year was fun-filled and a great opportunity for family to get together. In Mexico, El Día de las Madres (Mother’s Day) is celebrated much more so than here in the United States. It’s a wide celebration across the country. All schools host presentations where every grade presents a program for mothers, which involve dances, skits, or poems. It’s always celebrated on May 10th. So we put on this program to celebrate the mothers in our community.
This past Saturday evening, Mano en Mano hosted the event at the Milbridge Elementary school for the first time. Streamers and balloons transformed the gym. Attendees first enjoyed a community potluck, followed by two delicious cakes made by local baker Lissa Robinson. A slideshow of pictures from the past year and past events was projected onto the wall during the potluck meal. We also set up a “photo booth” to take pictures of moms and families, which was a big hit.
The program is often the most popular piece, and was filled with numbers to honor mothers and celebrate Mother’s Day (also know as El Día de las Madres in Spanish). Organized by Mano en Mano staff Edith Flores and Bethany Woods, and supported by community participation, the program included 2 short plays, 3 traditional dances, and a read poem, and a song sung in Spanish. A raffle was drawn right after the program finished, and several attendees walked home with aprons, crocheted table cloths, a basket of kitchen goods, and a homemade cake. A fun and energetic DJ dance party finished off the evening. The evening was fun and a success for everyone involved.
We were so excited to see many people that we know, but also new faces at this year’s celebration. We hope that next year we’ll meet even more new community members at our events.
Special thanks go out to the many volunteers that performed, set up, cleaned up, organized music, and contributed to this year’s event. It couldn’t have happened without your community support!