Year-End Celebration

27 December 2010

By popular demand, for the second year our Sri Lanka children enjoyed a fantastic dinner and party at beautiful Bandarawela Hotel, to celebrate the end of their school year, Christmas, and New Year holidays

Arrival and Lunch

We departed Nayabedde by chartered bus at about 2:00 pm for the short ride down to Bandarawela.  We were greeted at the door with chocolates, and enjoyed some free time to see our gifts and enjoy the beautiful gardens of the hotel (during a rare break in the monsoon rains!).  We each had our photograph taken in the gardens, after which we eagerly filed into the dining hall for our fantastic buffet dinner and all-you-can-eat dessert! -every child's dream...

Our Party

After a bit of free time to work off our lunch, we gathered in the large hotel ballroom for our holiday party.


Jennifer Meleana Hee - Jenn provided for the entire cost of the hotel for our feast and party!   It's just one of many things that Jenn has given to OSI's efforts over the years; we never forget you Jenn!
Nicholas Tummillo - Provided for our bus and other transportation costs.  Nicholas is also OSI's treasurer and dearest friend, and contributes to virtually every project and activity we have.  Thank you Nicholas!
Nina Shopalovich - Another constant supporter of our activities, Nina provided our giftbags (in lieu of stockings!), which were a real novelty and great fun for our kids this year.  Thank you dear Nina!
Our Sponsors - Thank you for your gifts, school supplies, and attention to these very deserving children!
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