Onam 2022 will be celebrated on August 27th, 2022 at Hardin Auditorium in Columbia County. Stay tuned for details !!!
AMAA Amma was an event to honor all women of the community. It was a heartfelt evening at lakeside park, filled with letters of love from kids and soulful gourmet. The women had a blast with lots of chitchat, fun, food and music.
Picnic is one of the most anticipated community event that is held annually. The community met at Wildwood Park, cooked and grilled food and had several small fun games. Tug of War, Volleyball, Balloon burst are few that all enjoyed to the core. The highlight of the food menu was freshly cooked Yucca and Kati Rolls. Winners of the fitness challenge was felicitated on the Picnic day.
Seed swap event is a rewarding way to build community and share information about gardening, plant varieties, and each other’s gardening projects before the spring starts. Seeds of spinach, okra, yucca, curry leaves, eggplant, tomato, bitter guard, snake guard, squash, basil and long beans were shared and exchanged during the event. Gardening tips were given by our all-time pros and young generation got a lot of tips on proper gardening and maintenance.
A three month long AMAA Fitness challenge gave an opportunity for all community members to strive for shredding some mass and get fit. Community members were asked to report the steps achieved every week. The challenge was split based on age group (under 40 & above 40) and winners was recognized at the end of the 10-week challenge.
Meet and Greet was a platform for everyone in the community to get out of their nests and meet new family members who joined the community. Also, this event set a forum to meet people in person after 2 long pandemic years. While the community met, young kids had a great time playing a small game of soccer. At the end of the event, AMAA 2022 committee kicked off the AMAA Fitness challenge.
Kids Krafternoon, an effort led and hosted by Sara Samuel, was an opportunity for AMAA kids to come together and enjoy fun time with arts and crafts. Several kids participated in this event and had great time with clay, colors and paints. Kids made a tonne of crafts and took it back with them at the end of the event. This gave them a forum to bring out the creativity in them.
AMAA will host a Collection Drive this year to benefit SafeHomes Domestic Violence Center, in conjunction with our Christmas Program on December 7th. We will be collecting items based on their current needs, which include baby hygiene products, cleaning supplies, laundry baskets and kitchen utensils (all new). We will deliver them in person to the SafeHomes staff before Christmas.
Christmas Cultural event and our annual general body meeting will be held on Saturday the 7th of December. The main purpose of the general body meeting is to elect the 2020 President-Elect and the committee. Various cultural items will be presented followed by Christmas Carol and Dinner.
AMAA adult and youth volunteers joined the staff of the Master’s Table Soup Kitchen on Saturday, the 9th of November, and extended their helping hands to cook and serve lunch for nearly 300 people. Several youth and adult volunteers participated in the event. As in the past, we also donated $150 to the Soup Kitchen.