Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Opening Ceremonies

Today in the morning we did some set up and tours of the project area and set up seven feet posters of ourselves with little descriptions to present us as the alumni and offer to answer anyone's questions. In the afternoon there was some free time so I got to go shopping and explore the little market by the river, the river walk, and some surrounding shops.

The evening was very exciting with the opening ceremonies - beginning with a VIP welcome reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres (smoked salmon blinis, spanokopita, terriyaki chicken on rice, fried shrimp, mini ceasars, chicken skewers), an opening reception with a huge buffet of food (vegetable tray and hummus, fruit tray, macaroni and cheese, pork, beef, and chicken sliders, condiments, coleslaw, greek salad, garden salad,pierogies, and dessert squares, pop, and juice) and then the huge, extremely loud opening ceremonies with the rallies of all the teams, entertainment, presentations, and speeches. 
chocolate truffles at the market

city view

welcome reception buffet

the crowd beginning to arrive

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