The Trifecta of Celebrations
A Birthday Bash
A St. Patrick's Day Celebration
A Jam Session with Band & Dancing
All of this and so much more was experienced at Westside on March 12th!
Bless the Gentle Men of Westside for tolerating the presence of 8 volunteers from St. Mark Social Justice Committee. Some guests, still eating their dinner, watched as St. Patrick's Day and Birthday decorations were hung; tablecloths placed; balloons affixed to chairs; and, candy, cakes, ice cream and refreshments readied to for THE GRAND CELEBRATION!
And then it was time...we offered a moment of silence...to give thanks, but also to extend our sympathy to Mr. Jon Brown for the passing his sister. Bless her, BLESS HIM and the staff (Ms. Parker) who help 'orchestrate' the party.!
Complete with Birthday candles and the birthday song....we celebrated March birthdays but more so the uniqueness and special gifts of every man at Westside. We distributed cards and small gifts...for some, their first presents marking their presence, their bravery!
Party food and refreshments were provided and enjoyed by all while Ms. Vicki and "Dave and the Crew", provided a sundry of fantastic, "be happy" music resulting in dancing, singing, and just feeling good!
To the on-looker it appeared rather chaotic! Some men - coming in from work were eating dinner , while others were having a second piece of cake; some were sitting and chatting with St. Mark visitors while others be-bopped to the music. It was a party, Spirit filled, a Celebration of Life!
Eileen (Birthday Bash Hostess)