A Communal Thanksgiving

In late November 2015, AWC members and their families attended a Thanksgiving dinner hosted jointly by the AWC and the Helsinki and Espoo chapters of the Finnish-American League. The turkey buffet was authentic and tasty, and the overall spirit of the event was warm and cheerful. The atmosphere was energized by a live musical performance by the fabulous American jazz singer Johanna Johnson, accompanied by Lassi Kouvo on keyboard. After dinner, a representative of the Finnish Red Cross spoke about the important work being done by that organization and a donation box was made available. Meanwhile, the kids enjoyed a playroom with a chalkboard wall and floor cushions. While the kids drew pictures and played on screens, their moms and dads enjoyed wine and lively conversation.

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