CoFiA and our guests enjoyed entertainment presented by Joselino Chocoj, a singer/songwriter who we first got to know when he was director of “Grupo Folklorico de Tikal”, a group of workers who learned to present traditional Guatemalan dances. Now he is singing his own songs, describing the immigrant experience and his own strong faith. One Monday songs were also presented by Francisco Balan, a long-time friend of CoFiA. We remember him coming to a CoFIA meeting on his bicycle to pick up a donated guitar, and peddling happily away.
It has been a busy winter season for the lunch program, with as many as 65 guests and 10-12 volunteers who come faithfully every week to prepare and serve a hot lunch. Programs have been organized by staff and volunteers and have provided important information on immigration, health, consular IDs, and more
The lunch program for 2015-2016 ends on April 4, as the weather warms and (we hope) most of the guests will find jobs.