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The 2016 Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life event was a very memorable one – and most importantly, the result was a great time for all involved and an even better future for all the children educated at the Fundación MIR schools in La Romana! The dinner-dance at Minitas Beach was the finale of the annual Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life, celebrated this past Saturday the 13th of August 2016.

The glamorous guests were welcomed to Minitas Beach along a romantic candle-lit pathway which ended at the Coco Mar Bar. As in due Fundacion MIR style, 30 children of the Fundacion MIR schools were greeting all guests throughout the entire promenade, showing their appreciation for the support the Casa de Campo community shows them. The children always remind us the importance of attending this philanthropic event.


At the Coco Mar bar, guests browsed through a jewelry selection by Rosa Daisy Agramonte, with a percentage of the sales destined for the children’s education. Our Chivas 18 friends were mixing some fabulous cocktails with our favorite scotch, and rum drinkers also enjoyed Ron Atlantico, a high-end rum brand created by Aleco Azqueta, son of Lian Fanjul de Azqueta and Norberto Azqueta. 


Soon enough cocktail hour was over and the full house of guests made their way to the dinner seating, where we all indulged in a delicious buffet dinner catered by Casa de Campo Resort & Villas. This time around, the gourmet buffet was truly spectacular with guests raving about the food! During dinner, our hostesses Lian Fanjul de Azqueta and Lyanne Azqueta took to the stage, to thank and welcome everyone.


This time the dinner dance party was hosted by Mistress of Ceremonies, Dominican blogger and TV host Lorenna Pierre who welcomed a group of children from the Fundación MIR schools onto the stage. A pupil and rising star, Felix de la Cruz  sang, “En un Solo Dia” by Wason Brazoban, with his school friends joining him for support. Felix was the sensation of the night, as his talent really left everyone speechless. Lorenna then led the raffle that awarded its biggest prize, a trip to Beaver Creek in Vail, to Kalil Hache!


The wonderful event and party continued with live music and lots of lively contemporary and merengue dancing with the Dekadas band and ended with the tunes of DJ Gringo, when we were joined by even more friends and guests taking part in the “After-Party.”

Many congratulations to the Fundación MIR!

The following photos were taken by Wilfredo Alvarez during the dinner-dance gala of the Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life event on Saturday the 13th of August 2016 at Minitas Beach in Casa de Campo: