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From the Statute of
the Center for European Initiatives

25.01.16 10:38

Santa's New Year Express


On the 23th of December Santa's New Year Express started its trip from Sumy Local Scientific Library. During the journey its passengers visited the most interesting and creative workshops, hand-made studios and presentations of the European countries.

The celebration started with the departing of the express. Pretty stewardesses together with the train-driver announced the rules of the trip to all the participants. Nevertheless the departure was delayed until the real Santa was found among the EVS volunteers. Together with his deer Italian Santa gave the start to the trip. Dance theatre "Millennium" has greeted all the passengers and wished them happy holidays.

There were 208 members of euroclubs from 26 schools of Sumy. Taking their places in the compartments of Santa's New Year Express, kids went to the unforgettable European trip. The train moved according to rout sheets that specified a direct place and time of every stop.

The possibility to visit one of the European countries and taking part in workshops were waiting for tourists on every stop. They participated in the New Year’s decoration workshops such as "Polish apple", painted real cakes, made greeting cards, and became the spectators in the amateur interactive theater.

This festive event had the main purpose - charity. Euroclubs prepared sweet gifts and greeting cards that were sent to soldiers in the Anti-Terroristic Area. Everyone was able to feel himself as a volunteer and shared the part of his heart with others.