Thanksgiving 2016 With A Haitian Creole Kick!

Thanksgiving 2016 With A Haitian Creole Kick!

Happy Thanksgiving from Haiti! Last week, Lake Azuie villagers celebrated Thanksgiving in Haitian style! Over 600 people attended this year’s festivities, which included great food, live music, and a night of dancing! The village cooks poured their hearts into creating a feast fit for a king - roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, fried plantains, rice, lasagna, macaroni and cheese, salads, and pumpkin pie! This year’s Thanksgiving celebration was the 3rd Thanksgiving provided by the Hotes Foundation, as part of our program to raise the village out of poverty.

The Hotes Foundation team is thankful for our amazing Haitian volunteers, villagers, and staff. God bless us, everyone!

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A village volunteer used his artistic skills to help decorate signs for the big event.

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A Hotes Foundation cook added a little “spice” (hot sauce) to the lasagna!

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Once the dishes were completed, Chef James added the final touches!

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It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a Turkey!

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Mariette Galette prepares one of the pumpkin pies.

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Staff members Diego, Chef James, and Lenny gathered a few of the village children to kick off the celebration.

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Each child recited poems about what they were thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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Local musicians played popular songs to bring the festivities into full swing. Happy Thanksgiving, Haiti!

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