Monday, December 19, 2011

More Holiday Christmas Tamale Food Baskets being given out!

Today is the first day that we are giving out Tamale Baskets!
We have been up since 4.30am. getting ready.

The rope has been put outside the office to be able to keep the crowd in a line.

At there are already half a dozen people lined up and we don't open till

Several of our staff are at the office waiting for the chickens to be delivered. This year we are doing chicken rather than meat.

The road is being closed off to our office today, the transit police are going to stop traffic coming in or out unless they need to be there.

I hope that we don't upset the neighbors too much.
We have 500 baskets packed ready to be given out.

The group of sponsored students and their families from Chukmuk in Santiago are hiring a large public bus to be able to bring them all over. The boat is too expensive and won't fit enough people so they are making the four hour round trip by bus. 

We still have basket orders coming in and we will be happy to keep filling them. There will be a lot of people outside the gate, hoping that they will get a basket of food. If you know of anyone who is thinking about giving a basket, this is the time to do it.

I have to tell you how fantastic I think the staff and volunteers at Mayan Families are.  We started work yesterday morning at and were still there at 7.30p.m. was cold and windy but everyone was outside in the garden packing the baskets.  Everyone had sore backs and sore hands but kept on going.

We had two students from the international school come to help us yesterday, the secretary from the school and also a former director of the school came along, as well as one of our board of directors, Susan. There are going to be a lot of happy faces today!

Sharon Smart-Poage
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Tel: 011-502-7-762-2490
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