This year’s sixth annual ELC Fiesta in the Park was held on a perfect day… May 5th! Cinco de Mayo! Fiesta in the Park is an annual party hosted by ELC Los Angeles for our students, homestay families, staff, and teachers to join together to enjoy a day with good food, good music, and good company. As usual, we gathered at Burton Chace Park in Marina Del Rey, and had a live Mariachi band for full entertainment. Ellyn, president and founder of ELC, also joined the Mariachi band to perform for us too!
And for the first time, we also had a piñata for our students. A couple of students were blindfolded, spun around, and took turns trying to break open the piñata with a broomstick. Some students hit it so hard that the broom even got bent near the top! Although some were really close, our new student Melanie was the one who made the critical hit. As soon as the piñata spilled out the candies, students crowded around to pick up some treats for themselves.
Another item that was popular this year were the hula-hoops. We played a game where a line of students had to pass down a hula-hoop through each other, but while holding hands with the next person. We had two lines of students facing each other so that they could race and played for a couple of rounds, including a staff & teachers vs. students round. Students also played with the hula hoop on the side, and also utilized the rope to play jump rope and tug of war. Props definitely go out to one of our students, Tobi, for gathering our students and making our activities so lively!
Thank you and great job to Liz for planning such a great Fiesta! We all had a great time, and the pictures taken by James definitely reflect that. Check out our Facebook page for more great pictures!
~ Cyndi, the Student Services Coordinator