1000 Attend Montebello AYF 45th Anniversary
Montebello – Close to 1000 Armenian Youth Federation members, alumni, and supporters attended the AYF Montebello “Vahan Cardashian” chapterís 45th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, January 31 at the Baghramian Hall in Montebello.
AYF alumni from as far back as 1958 were present at the event, where entertainment was provided by the Hosharian Brothers, the AYF “All Stars”, the John Mekenian Band, and performances of traditional Armenian music.
“The success of the evening was evident by the reunion of AYF alumni and the establishment of closer relationships between past and present AYF members,” explained Marie Minassian, member of the Montebello “Vahan Cardashian” chapter, and one of the many who worked to make the celebration a success. “The presence of the many young individuals shows our alumni that the work they did in their time is being continued with even more activism today.”
“I was counting the days for the event and it was the first time I showed up before eight oíclock for a dance,” commented Greg Krekorian, member of the Glendale Board of Education and alumnus of the Hartford Connecticut “Ararat” AYF chapter. “I encourage all AYF alumni to support AYFís programs,” continued Krekorian.
“In marking the Montebello “Vahan Cardashian” chapterís 45th anniversary, we not only celebrate the AYFís successes thus far, but also we look forward to expanding the reach of our efforts to serve the Armenian youth in the coming years,” said Vicken Sosikian, chairman of the AYF.
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