|Posted by Nestor Coutinho on December 21, 2011 at 11:50 AM|
On the 4th of Dec 2011 the colony was filled with colours and lights. Music and sweet carolers singing the songs that let us know that Christmas time is near. Christmas wonderland an event organized by the MSC was definitely an effort to try and bring in early that Christmassy feeling we wait all year for. The day began with Kids coming down with their water colours to paint on the wall canvas that was stretched out in front of Nirmala Building. Everyone was invited to paint but we had just the young ones who were very enthusiastic about it. By afternoon the kids were done painting their Christmas candles, bells, hollies etc. It was a beautiful stretch of Christmas paintings. If I was as talented as the kids I would have surely indulged.
After the afternoon siesta began the Christmas bazaar where there were all sorts of Christmas stuff sold at the event. From sorpotel, sanaas, tandoori and bbq chicken, sub sandwiches, spring rolls, cookies, cakes, chocolates, pastas, potato chops, choris pav to Christmas cards, Cd’s, decorations, mini lanterns, magic cards even dishwashers, soda makers and much more. There was a huge crowd, not only from the colony but from all parts of Mahim. One could easily pass away an hour of their time just walking through the bazaar, purchasing and munching on delicacies. During this time the kids were busy having a treasure hunt. Running around the colony with their torches, searching for the next clue. Eventually the Christmas treasure was found, a box full of chocolates, which the kids shared among the losing team as well. That’s more than team spirit, that’s Christmas spirit.
There was a small Christmas play put up by our very own girls of the colony with some help from Janessa and Aurelius. The play was a simple Christmas story which brought out the spirit of Christmas and was much appreciated by many. Soon after the play we had our very own colony folks to put up a few Christmas carols for us. We also had a few friends to come sing from the neighboring buildings.
Our very own carolers were Ninette, Nima, Evita, Cyril Hopkins, Judy, Frank, Ian, Baptist, Felix flo and daughter Fredrica and from the neighboring places we had Clary, Floyd, Shona and a few others.
It was surely a lovely evening for many and MSC sure did manage to raise a few bucks towards the House of Charity – Versova with the help of donations through its well wishers. MSC thanks everyone for being part of this event, even as a spectator everyone has contributed to its success. Without the help of those generous donors MSC wouldn’t be able to raise a single paisa out of the event. Thanks again and Happy Christmas to all!!!