Annual ATASC Picnic

23Nisan-200x300Let’s get together and celebrate the Turkish Children’s Day Festival (23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Cocuk Bayrami) and Youth & Sports Day (19 Mayis Genclik ve Spor Bayrami) for all of Southern California. Turkiye Cumhuriyeti’nin yasinda gelin Cocuk Bayramimiz ile Genclik ve Spor Bayramimizi gene buyuk bir cosku ile buyuk- kucuk; el- ele nese icinde kutlayalim.

ATASC & all the ATASC chapters; ATASC-San Diego, LATAA, OCTAA, TALL, & VATAN, together are organizing the Children’s Day & Youth & Sports Day Festival at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on SUNDAY, May 18th, 2014, 2013, starting at 11:00 a.m. All children, all students, and all members of our community are invited to this festival with lots of fun events for children, youth & adults.

There will be a picnic for all with Turkish food. We are suggesting a donation $10/per adult member and $15/per non members to cover the cost of the food provided. Free event to kids ages 0-12.

Please tell us whether you can attend or not; and how many adults and children will be coming. We need your response as soon as possible since we will order the food accordingly. And we want to know how many children are coming to have enough snow cones, cotton candy, prizes for the games, etc

Fun at the picnic:
–Turkish food for adults, sodas, desserts, and tea. Kosher hotdog & healthy snacks for kids,
–Entertainment for children (jump house, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting- all welcomed to volunteers at this such fun activities.,
– Folk dancing
– Live Band
– DJ Music
– Magician
– Face painting
– Arts & Crafts table
–Tavla (backgammon) tournament,
– Soccer Tournament
**More surprises are on the way.

– Chicken/Beef Kebab, rice pilaf, salad, pita bread
– Baklava
– Kosher hotdogs for kids
– Soft drinks, water, traditional tea
(seeking sponsors for food donations or donations to cover food costs)

Special Program for kids & adults:
– Live National Anthem will be played by Dr.Ilhan Ozulu & violin, and will be sang by all kids, board members, volunteers & guests.
– Folkloric Dances will be performed by SD Turks.
– Live Band of SD Turks.
– Magician
– Special Guests
– Singings of Turkish School Students, we cannot wait enough watch their performances on the stage. ATASC-SD Turkish School, OCTAA Turkish School (OCTS), LATAA Turkish School & VATAN Turkish School students  will be on the stage. God bless them & their valuable teachers and school directors.
– Geography 101 game,
– Traditional games like potato sack, biscuit eating contest, guessing game for all, and many more…
– DJ Music
– may have more surprise entertainers.

* Will be having “drawing contest” ages between 5-12 subjected “Turkey, and ATATURK.” We believe all kids are the winners so will give prize to all contestants.***

You are all welcome to join. However, due to high numbers o guests, the foods will be ordered based on confirmed responses. Your RSVP is important to us.

You may bring the kids as the spirit of festival with costumes as well, since we have special photographer to take your kid’s personal photo at the event, it might be fun to be so colorful with the costumes, it’s totally optional.

ATASC family is exited to bring this event to you. We appreciate your attendance and possible contributions.

Early payments are highly appreciated. You may pay through PayPal PayPal bottom is located at the bottom of the festival event announcement very soon. Or, you can pay via checks. Make out your checks payable to ATASC and mail to:
(For checks please use below address)
Attn. Annual Picnic 2013
2419 E. Harbor Blvd #185
Ventura, CA 93001


Committee Chair
(818) 635-2323

**This invitation posted on behalf of ATASC BOARD **