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It is well known by all, that Semana Santa, or Easter Week, is always one of the busiest weeks of the year in Casa de Campo. This year, was no different from previous ones with the long-weekend filled with activities. We enjoyed a pop-up art exhibition called “Hidden City”, the first Flavors of the World event of the year featuring Bogotá, an amazing concert by none other than Jennifer Lopez with superb guest artists, the end of the Polo Challenge RD finals, and gatherings for little ones! Fundación MIR organized a sweet activity that embodied what Easter is about: a time to rejoice and bring family and friends together. Plus, their Easter bunny was seen hopping about the resort taking pictures with all the kids!
Easter Treats and Sweets by Fundación MIR was an activity for the whole family. The Flamboyan Conference Center never looked better with numerous beautifully decorated tables in pastel colors, and what made them even more appealing was that they were filled with delicious candies! Provided by sponsors such as Dulzona, Cute Things by Lali, Concon Get It by Magda Zeller, Scotiabank, Leafar Construction, La Romana Country Club, Casa de Campo Hotel, Pure Cuisine, and others who have always supported the MIR’s activities, as well as some of Casa de Campo’s very own community members like the Estevez, Fanjul, Martínez-Lima, Paniagua, Zeller, Knoth-Polk, and Muniz Pinheiro families to name a few, the activity was exceptionally well organized. We also saw some of the Fundación MIR students with bright smiles helping out the kids at each of the tables.
The event took place from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15th, where kids picked up their Easter baskets and filled them with mouth-watering treats for just RD $ 1,000! More than 166 kids came to the event to collect treats, have their faces painted in Easter motifs, and say hello to the Easter Bunny and pose for pictures. He was handsomely dressed with a matching vest and bow tie, and light blue jacket.
This is the first time the Fundación MIR hosted this event and we certainly hope it’s not the last! It was a very successful afternoon that raised funds for the foundation’s schools and helped allow them to continue in their charitable initiatives for La Romana’s youth.
We hope you were able to hop into the Flamoboyan Conference Center and satisfy your sweet tooth over the weekend! Below are more pictures from Easter Treats and Sweets, courtesy of the Fundación MIR:
The Fundación MIR
The Fundación MIR is a non-profit organization which works to provide education to the children of the greater La Romana area, who are most in need. They run 3 schools; the MIR Esperanza (boys vocational school), the Escuela Tecnica Vocacional Fundación MIR (girls vocational school) and the Primaria MIR (infants school).
For more information on the Fundación MIR and to make a donation, visit their website: www.mirinternational.org
To make a donation contact the MIR office in Casa de Campo (809-523-8270) or in West Palm Beach (561-366-5095). Donations are tax deductible for US Citizens!