Fiesta hosts 8th Annual Man’amko Christmas Party

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The Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan hosted a Christmas party for the man’amko last Thursday, the eighth time it has done so, this time with over 70 senior citizens attending.

“We recognize that the man’amko play a very important role in our community,” said Fiesta Resort general manager Wendi Herring. “Your vision, your work, your wisdom, and your contributions paved the way for all of us,”

Herring said that Fiesta has given back to the community in more ways than one throughout the year and it would negligent on its part if it were to miss the chance to give back to the senior citizens.

Herring also said that seeing man’amko last Thursday made her appreciate the importance of living. “Looking at all of you today reminds all of us that it’s not the years in your life that counts; it’s the life in your years,” she said.

Office on Aging director Walter Manglona is thankful that Fiesta continues to host this event for the man’amko because it means a lot to them and makes them feel special.

“Walking around and seeing everybody with such big smiles is amazing,” he said.

Office on Aging congregant Angie Wheat said Fiesta goes out of its way to make her feel special because the chefs of the resort prepared dishes that were both nutritious for her and her fellow man’amko, and would not upset her sensitive stomach.

Manglona also wanted to especially thank Chelu Photos because they set up a photo booth for the man’amko—a first.

Chelu Photos took unlimited pictures for free, so the elderly would have souvenirs.

Manglona said when he spoke with Chelu Photos owner Sylvan Tudela about the man’amko Christmas party; Tudela immediately was on board.

Fiesta’s department heads served the man’amko all that they needed and even partook in the man’amko dances and activities.

The resort even gave out a few raffle prizes.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.

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