Music, manicures and makeovers — all that and more greeted those who attended the first ever Christmas Carnival organized by a group of youth from Goh Yock Kiang’s zone on December 13, 2008.
It was an event organized wholly by members, dedicated to building relationships with friends through fun and creativity, at the same time showcasing the talents of members in the zone.
A grand total of 280 people turned up at NTUC Income building — it was a hive of activity as people started streaming in that Saturday afternoon.
Friends were spoilt for choice with a total of nine different fun stations to choose from. These ranged from the manicure station to the making of souvenirs, salsa dancing to sandwich and dessert making. The manicure and makeup stations were most popular — many waited patiently for their turn. There was also a café set up: with prices of sandwiches and cordials starting at S$1, business was brisk. Wacky competitions such as “How many donuts can you stuff in your mouth?” were met with great enthusiasm from the participants.
As if there wasn’t enough entertainment, an “in-house band” played several sets to a cheering crowd.
Undergraduate Sim Mui Hian, 21, who attended the Christmas Carnival, said that the variety of events was a real draw. In addition, a friend she brought enjoyed the special dance item, depicting in a fresh new way, the role Jesus had in the lives of individuals.
Event organizer, Sarah Teo, 20, said that the event’s objective of building relationships with friends and showcasing talents was met with resounding success.
|PHOTOS: Rachel Tan|
The atmosphere of fellowship and camaraderie at the Carnival successfully ushered in the joyous mood of Christmas.