GLENDALE–Over 500 parents–alumni–teachers–and friends of Chamlian Armenian School gathered on February 28–at the Homenetmen Ararat Chapter center to fundraise for the school–and mark its many accomplishmen’s. Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian–and Glendale Mayor Frank Quintero were among the guests of honor.
Emcees Nova Hindoyan and Aida Yeghiazarian–kicked off the night with a silent auction that raised over $8,000.
In his remarks–Archbiship Mardirossian urged the audience to "complete the cafeteria project and move on to bigger projects such as establishing a high school."
The climax of the evening came–however–as Chamlian principal Vazken Madenlian announced that a special committee dedicated to the Chamlian High School project has been formed–and that $250,000 has already been collected towards the goal.
Guest welcomed the joyous news–and enthusiastically donated $106,000 for the renovation of the school cafeteria.
Guests danced and celebrated to the music of popular singer Ashod and his band. "This was a great evening," one guest said–"not only did we have a lot of fun–but it was for a great cause."