The Kiwanis Club of LaGuardia Airport held its annual children’s party at the Episcopal Church of Faith in East Elmhurst. Children from The Learning Tree and Stem Art schools attended and were treated to music, foods, gifts, interactive dancing and entertainment emceed by Cowboy Eddie Abraham and Doctor Bob of WBLS. Guest performer Karen Tucker, dressed in traditional African clothing explained the meaning of Kwanzaa which is celebrating human courage and faith of humanity by uniting all in celebration of life. She then led 50 students in a Kwanzaa based dance routine which got everyone moving.
The children had a ball learning the moves. Cowboy Eddie and Anthony Guilbert took place on the conga drums, and Doctor Bob went around the room giving children a chance to sing their favorite holiday songs.
Rotary President Shanel Thomas, past President Cheryl Jones, and other board members, Bill Huisman, of the ADC, Michael Brady of Vaughn College, George Dixon, Torey McClesky of the Boy Scouts among others made sure that the food and presents were plentiful and were on hand to serve the children and make sure that all had a great day. Thomas thanks all that contributed to all the volunteers, donors and benefactors.
The mission of the Kiwanis organization is to help improve the world, one child and one community at a time.