Community Flocks to ARF Day Celebration

A scene from the final performance at ARF Day Celebration

Hundreds turned away due to hall capacity; Organizers pledge a larger venue for future events

GLENDALE—With a message highlighting the imperative for a national agenda to collectively elevate the Armenian Nation, a capacity crowd gathered at the Glendale High School Auditorium to celebrate the 123rd anniversary of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation.

Unfortunately, hundreds of community members had to be turned away at the entrance because the hall was filled to capacity. Organizers issued an apology Monday, pledging that a larger venue would be secured for future such events.

The program featured a keynote speech by ARF Western US Central Committee chairman Dr. Viken Hovsepian; youth remarks by Armenian Youth Federation Central Executive member Sanan Shirinian; and welcoming remarks by Balabek Barsamyan and Palig Demirdjian.

Cultural presentations were made by the AYF Junior choir, the Chamlian Chorus, Hamazkayin Ani and Nairi dance troupes, Araxia Varteresian, Harout Pamboukjian and many others.

Asbarez will have complete coverage of the event in upcoming editions.

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