Ayuda Network marks 20th year with Family Fun Day


Children enjoy feeding the rabbits on display during the Ayuda Network's 20th anniversary's Family Fun Day celebration at the Civic Center in Susupe on Saturday. (Ferdie de la Torre)  Ayuda Network Inc., a non-profit organization composed of government and private entities and individuals, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a big Family Fun Day at the Civic Center in Susupe on Saturday.

It was truly a family fun-filled day as the event featured activities like free face painting, games, arts, puppet and dog show, a basketball exhibition game, and entertainment.

The Saipan Southern High School JROTC Color Guard opened the event at 9am with the presentation of colors.

A lot of performers provided entertainment to the crowd during the event that finished at 3pm.

Debra Atalig Inos, the 20th Ayuda Network’s anniversary Family Fun Day chairwoman, said she was extremely elated and grateful to the outpouring community support.

“The support is a clear testimony of Ayuda Network’s vision to foster communication, collaboration, cooperation, and coordination,” Inos said.

Inos said on behalf of the Ayuda Network’s Board of Directors, 20th Anniversary Family Fun Day Committee, and Ayuda Network management and staff, she would give special acknowledgement to the donors, entertainers, volunteers, government and non-profit organizations, and community leaders for their support and contribution to the event.

“Thank you to our community for participating on today’s event. You all made this celebration a success,” she said during an interview on Saturday.

Among the entertainers were Maggie Naputi, Saipan Unity Lions Club Kids, Saipan Music and Dance Studio, Kodanka Warriors Dance Group, and Sole’dees Dance Group.

Many went home with prizes as free raffle tickets were given to people who showed up at the event.

Social services providers by government and non-profit organizations, and some private agencies showcased educational booths.

Vendors offered a variety of food and snacks. The NMC Proa and the Division of Youth Services also played an exhibition basketball exhibition game at the Civic Center’s court.

By Ferdie de la Torre

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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