|Posted by Nestor Coutinho on December 28, 2012 at 12:25 AM|
What a year it has been! So many changes for the better. I have not seen the colony this vibrant in years. The Marinagar Association has really stepped up this year to its role and delivered more than what was expected.
Christmas wonderland was organized on the 22nd of Dec 12 this year and what a show it was. The evening kick started with the Christmas Party for the kiddies. As usual the Kiddies were on the ground before time, while the organizers were still going through their last minute preparations. A few game stalls were set up where the kids had to earn points for their teams. After which they played games like bombing the color, Christmas Quiz and Carol Competition. The children were surprised with a magic show while they had their appetizing snacks. While the kiddies were busy enjoying themselves at the Christmas party so were the senior citizens having a ball of a time at their very own Christmas party. Santa did visit both the parties and did give gifts for all. Santa even danced to gangnam style with the children. The kids went crazy over Santa, they just wouldn’t leave him alone.
After Santa left, we began the Carol Nite where we had a live band along with all the different choirs in the colony. The Konkani Carolers, The little Carolers, The Log boys and the Senior Santa Carolers. To watch each and every one of them was a treat. Felix Flo opened the Carol Nite followed by the Focolare Band which got the people’s foot tapping.
As usual we had a Christmas Bazaar which is always a hit. The crowd was less this year because of the all the weddings around the city but that had little effect on the sales of the Christmas stalls. Even the joy rides and the jumping house was a big craze for the kiddies. This year was truly a good year with all the events that happened in the colony. Organised by Sporting Options, the Marinagar Association and the Marinagar Sports Club. It was good to see all the veteran MSCites come down this year for Christmas and witness one of our events.
Finally just to let you know that MSC did help this year with the Fatima Christmas Bash and it was truly a good one. Everyone was in high spirits. A lovely food court helped create a success formula. Thanks to all those who put in so much hard work just so that we could get an opportunity to come together and have a good time. This definitely helps bring people together. Merry Christmas to all!!!