GLENDALE–Glendale public high schools’ Armenian students have organized an evening of music and dance to support Glendale’s sister city of Ghapan in Armenia. The event–"Hye Hopes," will take place on Friday evening–March 12–at the Glendale Civic Auditorium–and will feature entertainment by popular artists Sako–Joseph Krikorian–and DJ Alfred Nazarian. Appetizers and refreshmen’s will be served.
Becoming aware of the dire needs of the schools in Ghapan–and because Glendale and Ghapan recently became sister cities–the Glendale students decided to host a fundraising event to provide much needed funds to fellow Armenia’s.
When members of an official Glendale city delegation returned from Ghapan in October 2003–the students heard first hand accounts about the difficulties of Ghapan students–and the debilitated state of their learning environmen’s.
Following the event–the students will work with the Glendale Ghapan Sister City Association (GGSCA)–a "Hye Hopes" sponsor–to determine a specific school improvement project to fund.
The Glendale Ghapan Sister City Association–a 501(c)3 non-profit organization–was created to foster a mutually beneficial sister city relationship between Glendale and Ghapan. GGSCA works closely with the city of Glendale to collect equipment and resources that would benefit the city of Ghapan and to create opportunities that would benefit the city of Glendale. The organization also raises money from private contributors in order to fund improvement projects in Ghapan’s k-12 schools–post-graduate schools–parks–hospitals–community centers–and other public infrastructure.
"Hye Hopes" will be held from 7 pm to 11 pm at 1401 North Verdugo Road in Glendale. Tickets ($10) may be purchased at Paradise Pastry–Pizza Man–and at the door. For further information about "Hye Hopes," visit www.hyehopes.com. For further information about the Glendale Ghapan Sister City Association–email [email protected]