On Sunday, December 2nd, despite the wet weather, host families, au pairs and many others, enjoyed the Annual Stony Brook Village Holiday Festival. Au Pair in America was happy to be one of the sponsors this year supporting the Santa Fund run by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization.
Community Counselor, Cindy Garruba, Host Families and Au Pairs all helped decorate our International Peace Tree for the Promenade of Trees, our theme is “We Bring The World Together!”
A children’s chorus sang Christmas Carols as everyone waited for Santa to arrive. Santa arrived on his fire truck at 2 PM! He spent lots of time with each child. Au pairs and host families socialized while they waited on line to give Santa their wish lists.
While they waited, a balloon artist entertained the kids on the line. Each child received a balloon animal of their choice!
The festivities continued with a parade of big puppets featuring historical local heroes and heroines. It was a great day!
Au Pair in America is proud to be a sponsor of the Stony Brook Holiday Festival this Sunday, December 2. Community Counselor Cindy Garruba, au pairs and host families will be decorating our International Peace Tree for the Promenade of Trees from 1 – 2 pm. Stop by and learn about Au Pair in America at tree #109 near the Post Office. Santa arrives at 2 pm!
On Saturday, October 13th Wading River’s Fall Festival went on despite a rainy start. Au Pair in America Suffolk County had a table that was well attended by local families. The day began with the Zombie Parade!
Viviana from Colombia helped Community Counselor, Cindy Garruba explain what an Au Pair is and how APIA can help busy Suffolk County families with their childcare. Viviana is a 2nd year au pair who is having a great experience in the USA. She told families who stopped by about taking care of her host child, teaching him Spanish and how much she has learned about our culture while sharing hers with her host family.
The rain did stop and the event was enjoyed by all who attended. Meet Suffolk County APIA Community Counselor, Cindy Garruba on Sunday, December 2nd at Stony Brook Village’s Holiday Festival.