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Lunar New Year Party organizers donate $1,000 to manamko’

THE Senior Citizens Advisory Council received a $1,000 donation from the organizers of the  Lunar New Year Party which was held in February on Saipan.

The event’s organizing committee chairman, Charles Cepeda, accompanied by coordinators Catherine Perry Harris and Betty Bai, presented the check to council president Teresita Sorroza and Office on Aging Director Walter Manglona on Monday at the manamko’ center.

 “We are grateful for the generosity of the organizers,” Sorroza said, as she assured everyone that all funds and other donations given to the council will be used “for a good cause.”

Organizers of the Lunar Party New Year festival led by Charles Cepeda visited the Saipan Senior Citizens Center to donate $1,000 to the manamko’. With Cepeda were event coordinators coordinators Catherine Perry Harris and Betty Bai. Saipan Senior Citizens Advisory Council president Teresita Sorroza and Office on Aging Director Walter Manglona received the donation. Organizers of the Lunar Party New Year festival led by Charles Cepeda visited the Saipan Senior Citizens Center to donate $1,000 to the manamko’. With Cepeda were event coordinators coordinators Catherine Perry Harris and Betty Bai. Saipan Senior Citizens Advisory Council president Teresita Sorroza and Office on Aging Director Walter Manglona received the donation.

One of their projects is a field trip to Rota, she said.

Cepeda said they also donated $1,000 to the Maturana House of Prayer and other non-profit organizations.

Office on Aging Director Walter Manglona said his office and the congregants are “truly appreciative” of the kindness and generosity of the Lunar New Year Party organizers, adding that the donation was “very timely” as they are celebrating Older Americans Month this May.

“The manamko’ are excited about plans of their advisory council to further improve the center,” he said.

Congregant Nick N. Klewie, right, poses with Office on Aging Director Walter Manglona and Senior Citizens Advisory Council president Teresita Sorroza.  Photos by Junhan B. TodiñoCongregant Nick N. Klewie, right, poses with Office on Aging Director Walter Manglona and Senior Citizens Advisory Council president Teresita Sorroza. Photos by Junhan B. Todiño

He also thanked his staff members for their hard work in making the center “look incredible” with its newly painted walls, appealing decoration and cheerful ambiance.

Congregant Nick N. Klewie, whose “Turtle and Octopus” wood carving was named Best in Show in the recently held Bridge Capital art completion, said he will donate 10 percent of the $2,500 cash prize  to the council.

Manglona recognized Klewei’s artistry, kindness and generosity, saying that Klewei serves as an inspiration to the other manamko’.