There were princess and superheroes; gumball machines and storybook characters – all gathered together on March 12 for the annual Friendship Circle Purim celebration.
Held this year at the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, the Purim program was attended by more than 40 families and friends of Friendship Circle. The event featured a reading of Megillat Esther, dinner, arts and crafts, and a performance by a fire juggler.
Helping to make the event extra special were the many teen volunteers who helped plan and staff the various activity booths at the event. Led by FC’s Teen Presidents–volunteers who have shown real leadership and dedication to Friendship Circle—the booths all followed an “In the City” theme. Activity booths included one for the police department, the fire department, construction, school, the post office and more.
Youngsters were given a “passport” to visit each booth and learn about the different roles the organizations play in our community. There were prizes and activities to keep the kids engaged as they moved from booth to booth.
The evening was so well-received, it was hard to tell who had more fun the kids or the teens and grown-ups.