Saturday December 12th 2009, we the San Francisco Guardian Angels will be involved in two events for today. First Event, is the chapter's Christmas Party, we all deserve some time to hang out with each other, to get to know one another, as a team, as a chapter, and as a GA family. This also helps us to be respectful to each other, on how we treat each other and how we want others to treat us. We are a tight group and we are a good group, and when we are out in those streets we watch each other's back, and it makes me feel better that I know that person's first and last name that is watching my back. We don't have parties all the time, but since it is the holidays we all agreed to have this one (but no drinking) and as it turns out, we all do get along pretty good as the San Francisco Guardian Angels Chapter.
Second Event, The 2009 Parol Lantern Festival & Parade. All the angels had got back to the HQ to change into uniforms and to get everything ready for this event. Greencard will be in charge and he will be leading the team to this event.
Next we begin marching down the street to the St. Patrick's Church, and it is pouring down rain, but that doesn't stop the angels because we are apart of this event. We get there, they advised us the Parade had been canceled due to the rain, but the rest of the Festival will be inside the church, we go inside and we wait until everyone arrives or until it starts.
Next, all the organizations are put into sections of the church for everyone to get ready to show off their PAROL LANTERNS. Now the event begins, and this is an event that I J.D. had never done or any of us have ever done, but we watched and we listened, we saw singers, we saw dancers, we saw performers and we saw a lot of people show up. WOW, there are so many organizations here representing their neighborhood and their community center, for all these organizations it means a lot to do this event every year.
Next we the Guardian Angels and with another organization called SOMCAN go up to do our PAROL LANTERN SHOW, it was OK but we could of done better. We think the reason is this was our first time doing this, and as for the others they really had their stuff going on because they have done this before.
We say; wait till next year, but we all had a lot of fun and we all understand what this FESTIVAL means.
We Wish To Thank!
1. Tess owner of the Philippine Rest.
3. All the Organizations
4. The St. Patrick's Church
CHAPTER LEADER/JERRY LONGORIA/J.D.