Wednesday was a BUSY day as we prepared for the big street party!!!!
The street party was wild! We likely had 400-500 children show up! Sherry, Mike and their volunteers had previously gone throughout the community to hand out tickets (for food) to children between the ages of 5-12. So, that day we handed out nearly 300 meals (2 types of rice with chicken and a drink box). All the children also got a bag of freshly popped popcorn and a toy/treat. We did face painting, temporary tattoos, played games, sang songs, had clowns and a special appearance from Phil, our monkey mascot. One of the favourite parts? The Dance competition between the Canadian team and the Ghanian children lol. A couple of the kids made it clear that Phil the monkey should win!!
We will let the pics tell more of the story...
|Amber and Rebecca grinding cornmeal that's been steamed (with oil etc added) - part of our cultural experience Tuesday|
|Rolling out the carpet for the street party - right on the street in town!|
|Rebecca setting up chairs|
|Nicole and Rebecca setting up chairs|
|Dakota helping decorate|
|Dakota giving temporary tattoos|
|Gen - the face painting pro|
|We actually got most of them seated! A miracle lol|
|A pic showing a bit of the "chaos" as we tried to give out prizes - yikes!|
|The line up for face painting|
|Nicole and the volunteers getting the food ready in the take out containers|
|Rebecca in the clown outfit - doing face painting|
|Amber helping with face painting|
|Most of the children LOVED Phil and gave him "high 5's" and hugs...but a few were afraid|