Thursday, December 31, 2009

Make A Wish This X'mas!

20 December 2009

I had always wanted to see a collaboration between my RC and YEC. Therefore, in October, the idea of a joint project to celebrate Christmas was born. In a novel attempt, I invited some youth residents, who were not grassroots volunteers, to sit in the organising committee for Make A Wish this X'mas!.

Organising Secretary Pristine took charge of the gifts, with the assistance of our new volunteer Evelyn. Huijing and Jordan planned games for participants. Alex and Huzaifi arranged for the instant photo print-out booth.

We also conducted our usual door-to-door sale of tickets to the residents residing in the adjacent blocks beside the event venue.

Hours before the Christmas party, Jovell, Evelyn and Megan employed their creativity and transformed the Pavillion into a cosy living room.

I spent some time convincing Huijing to be one of the Masters of Ceremony for the event. Being her first time emceeing for a grassroots event, she was really nervous preparing her script. But she shined when she delivered her maiden speeches. Glad to have Megan be our Mandarin Master of Ceremony. You will hardly get to see such a disparity in heights between Emcees.

Upon arriving at the Pavillion, residents get to pen down their wishes, which were pinned onto a netting that would remain at the venue past new year.

The Guest-of-Honour was Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, MP for Aljunied GRC & Adviser to Eunos Grassroots Organisations. Also present was Mr Lin Tze Kin PBM, Chairman of Eunos Community Club Management Committee.

Donning a Santa hat, Mr Zainul was warmly greeted by the applause of residents.

YoSpinz put up an eye-catching Yo-Yo performance. Mr Zainul then officially launched YoSpinz, a Yo-Yo interest group of the Eunos CC YEC.

Among the games were the Squirrel and Trees game, Musical Chair and the Santa Makeover.

The Santa Makeover was the climax of the whole event, with residents assisting their team mates to decorate the best looking Santa Claus out of... children.

Family members also came to support the event and enjoy the festive celebrations.

Pristine spent days to paint the backdrop, of which we would take our photos with and then print it out instantly. Here's a picture with Hock Rong and Santa Chee Lee.

Photo with Cousin:

Photo with Pristine the artist and Huijing the Games Master:

After the event, we then celebrated it with ice-cream at our usual hangout place - the MacDonald's.

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