Ewe Community In Chicago Defy Snowfall To Blast Away 2017 With Mega Party
December 30 2017 Burbank Illinois! The Xmas and new year season brings with it unparalleled celebrations across the globe ! The birthday of Christ , with its religious connotations not only to Christians but to other religions and the joy of having been able to live to the end of the year despite the many trials and tribulations, creates a perfect storm for great celebrations! This year like many others before , the Ewe Association’s annual end of year dinner dance seems to have the weather working against it ! After an all day and night snowfall starting from Friday December 29 , temperatures on Saturday were deep low ! Commuting was treacherous! The organizers become frenzied with the fear of low attendance! The President of the Ewe Association, Steve Dei , was on edge, calling and asking of people’s opinions about the weather and its possible effect on attendance! But a community used the superb organizational skills , proven results over the years by the Ewe Association in organizing dinner dances were not perturbed and in no way going to miss out on the once in a year bash !
They came in their numbers ready to celebrate! The elegant Crystal ballroom , 8400 S. Cicero Ave. Burbank Illinois, was filled to capacity ! Exigent arrangements had to be made to accommodate the extra attendees!A group of attendees were heard shouting in their local language…”.Eii…… Ayigbefuo ne ye Party saa ?”It was all fun!
The president of the Ghanaian community, Paa Kwasi Sam , was there with the First Lady of the community, Theresa Sam. The President was wowed by what was unfolding before him. One of the best organized party’s in Chicago ! In a short remark, President Sam promised the audience that the Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago will organize an end of year party on behalf of all Associations next year ! A great proposal but the popularity of the end of year parties by the various affiliate organizations means the council has a herculean task of convincing the affiliates to give theirs up !
The emcees , Steve Dei and Jacquelyn Owusuaa Adjaley , were superb! DJ Odikro was the toast of the audience! His selections were perfect to the taste of revelers as they danced all night long ! The free bar and many course meals were an excellent arrangement for a gate fee of $50.00 per head. Prior to starting the proceedings,The Founder and Resident Pastor of Living Comfort Ministries, Reverend Dzifanu Agbenya, ushered the program into the hands of the Almighty Lord with a powerful prayer.
It must be noted that this year’s dinner dance was par excellence! Some of the attendees were already planning to attend next year’s event by asking for the date !
As the other Associations catchup, we hope Chicago would be the place to spend your annual Xmas and New Year in the future!