On January 27, 2013 the Orange County AYF “Ashod Yergat” chapter hosted a community brunch serving our homemade Shawarma and Falafel. Members gathered early at the Armenian Center on the day before preparing the food that was to be served the following day. Sunday morning everyone began cooking, preparing all the food and setting up the tables for our guests. Everyone was very excited for our first brunch this year and to see everyone’s faces as our guests began to line up was priceless.
The brunch started at 1pm and ended at 4pm. After serving Foul and Mamounya at our annual brunch, this year the organizing committee had wanted to try something new with our community. Thankfully, the Shawarma was a hit. As soon as Sunday Service at Church had ended, the line began to form. Slowly but surely almost all the tabled filling up giving OC yet another successful brunch. Everyone enjoyed the food and also took some seconds home. The event turned out to be successful and the chapter couldn’t be happier. Fundraisers are very important not only to our chapter but our community as well. It give the community an opportunity to get together, support our youth organizations and to see for themselves everything that our youth has been working on. Being one of the smaller Armenian communities, Orange County families are great when it comes to supporting our youth. We appreciate our community supporting us and always being by our side as we move from one event, from one challenge to the next. The strong bond we have with our community helps us all with future plans.
Founded in 1933, the Armenian Youth Federation is the largest and most influential Armenian American youth organization in the United States, working to advance the social, political, educational and cultural awareness of Armenian-American youth.