By KCA Team Members, UK
December 28th 2008: KCA UK organized the Christmas Boom in Manchester on 27th of December 2008 at the St.Margaret Church Hall. This was an other occasion for KCA UK for succesfully creating an other opportunity for the people to get-to-gather and share the joys of Christmas amongst one another.
The programme commenced with the fire works and the entire celebration was led by two main celebrants Mr.Santosh Joseph Sequeira and Mrs.Lainet Pinto. On behalf of KCA Mr.Santosh Sequeira and Mrs.Lainet Pinto welcomed the gathering. Mr.Santosh Sequeira gave a brief introduction to the gathering and ignited the spirit of Christmas celebration in the hearts of the assemblage. The events began with calling upon the stage the couple who had a child less than one year old. Mr.Vinod Barboza and family were the only couple amongst the gathering who were qualified in this event.
The celebration continued with the coming of the Santa Clause who had brought lots of joy to the children with his dance to the carol Jingle Bells and by handing over his Christmas gifts to the children. Santa further entertained the children by dancing with them.
Carols were sung by Frewin Pinto and Melisha Barboza. Both of them were given the special gifts for their contribution of the day by Mrs.Reshma Lobo and Mrs.Renny Buthello. Mr.Stany Rodrigues & Mr.Ravi Pinto continued the function by organizing the dance and games for the children.
Riana Buthello entertained the gathering with her dance. KCA called upon the stage the people who had celebrated their birthday in the last week and whose birthday was on that day. Mrs.Anitha D'silva, Mrs.Reena Pinto, Ms.Fiona D'silva, Ms.Riana Buthello, Master Arnold Gomes, Mrs.Diana Lobo were greeted for their belated birthday's on behalf of KCA and also handed over to them the roses. Mr.Santhosh Pinto the president of KCA also wished them on this occasion. Mr.Vikas and Mrs.Sophia who had their 10th wedding anniversary on this day was also greeted by the President of KCA Mr.Santhosh Pinto and the Editor-in-chief Mr.Raj Francis Pereira of Konkanifriends.com.
The programme further continued with the dance by Ms.Rachael D'silva. The gathering were further entertained by an other group dance by Mrs.Lainet Pinto, Mrs.Reena Pinto, Mrs.Nisha Kedia, and Mrs.Arshiya Pereira. Mr.Ravi Pinto and Mr.Stany Rodrigues conducted various games for the adults. Mr.Ronald Lobo and Mr.Vinod Barboza kept up the spirit of the gathering with their hilarious skit. A break for dinner was given where delicious food was served to the gathering. Yet the gathering was so supportive and joyful that they continued to keep the celebration on with the couple dance. The entire function was made vibrant by the DJ. Mr.Ronald Lobo. Mr.Santhosh Sequeira welcomed back the gathering soon after the dinner time.
Raffle tickets were sold to the gathering whilst Mr.Santosh Pinto gave the vote of thanks. He thanked all the people who made this event a successful one. He also thanked the sponsors Mrs.Marina Monis & Mrs. Diana Monis of Warrington, Mrs. Reshma Lobo of Carlisle, Mr.James Ravi Pinto of Liverpool, Mr. Brazil Gomes of Bristol, Mrs. Suma Manoj, Mrs.Lainet Pinto, and Mr. Alwyn Buthello, Mrs. Chalotte Barboza, Mrs. Monica D'Almeida of Manchester for their generous contribution.
Mr.Ronald Lobo and Mr.Vinod Barboza organized the Christmas Gift Hamper draw. Mr.Kenneth Desa and Mr.Brazil Gomes picked up the raffle tickets separately where Mr.Praveen Kumar and family and Mrs.Anita D'silva and family won the Christmas gift hampers for the year 2008.
The entire function concluded at 10:30 PM with the Dance. KCA team members have thanked everyone in a special way for all their support during the year 2008 and continued to hope for the same support in the years to come.
Edited and Published By Raj Francis Pereira