For the fifth consecutive year, JMP–L’s Community Development Committee set up an outdoor nativity manger scene in the area near the Bourj Hammoud Municipality buildings under the bridge.
The preparation and set-up of the Christmas manger scene took place on Saturday, December 15, 2012, with the participation of members of the JMP–L Community Development Committee, the Armenian Evangelical Social Service Center’s “Petag” (TeenHive) teenagers’ group, and residents of the area, who generously donated some of the decorative items.
This year’s manger scene was unique as it was prepared thanks to the joint efforts of community members, spreading a joyful Christmas spirit in the area.
In the same spirit, the Women’s Committee of the JMP–L Community Development Program organized a Christmas gathering for children. The event took place on Friday, December 21, 2012 in the hall of the St. Sarkis Church, with the participation of “Ourakh Daretarts” (Happy Birthday) Entertainment Group. The event, which was themed “Let’s Celebrate Christmas Together,” was attended by around 200 children with their parents.
Ms. Tamar Keheyian gave the welcome speech on behalf of the Women’s Committee. She said that the Committee decided to organize this gathering based on last year’s successful experience. She thanked all the sponsors for their support, and the members of the Women’s Committee for their hard work.
The “Ourakh Daretarts” Group entertained the children with songs, dances, and group games, which were followed by the visit of Santa Claus and the distribution of gifts to the children.
- Read the Armenian version of this article published in The Aztag Daily.