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Dear Loved Ones!

HOPE worldwide – Russia and the Marfino Municipality organized a festive family program devoted to International Women’s Day, March 8, 2009.

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The Kids Club was crowded with people of different ages. Everyone came to congratulate their mothers,

grandmothers, classmates and close friends for this event, and of course, to spend the evening together.

Sounds of the “bayan” met guests in the doorway of the Kids’ Club and later on a bayan-player

entertained the guests for the entire evening!

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Alena Sokol, a performer from the Moscow Circus, prepared plenty of surprises; she came with her trained

animals and immediately won the attention and hearts of all present. Everyone was amazed when Lena put

a real boa constrictor on her shoulders. Afterwards, everyone who wanted to was able to touch this

exotic reptile and some of the bravest got to take part in a circus act with the giant snake and were

able to experience what it’s like to be circus performer.

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A variety of competitions prepared by the HOPE staff transformed everyone at the party from guests into

participants in the holiday, which made the atmosphere joyful and fun.

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“Toys”, a Children’s pop band, and “Sun Circle”, a children’s dance group, took part in the concert

dancing and singing songs for the kids, which was very inspirational! Also, some of the handicapped

women, who visit the HOPE worldwide-Russia Kids’ Club on a regular basis, prepared poetry to

recite to all the children.

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Every mother, grandmother and girl received flowers, a gift, and at the end of the evening the table was

filled with a variety of delicious food and hot tea was waiting for everyone!

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Time went by so quickly that nobody noticed when the end of the holiday arrived. It was a truly great

day!

Our dear and beloved women – May your lives always be filled with the kindness and love of those around

you!

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