Nearly 350 attended the AIC Annual Independence Day Celebration at the Grand Saconnex’s Campagne du Chateau on July 4. AIC President Ron Banks presided over the festivities which include a resounding national anthem from AIC Member Patricia Ryan.
While the adults chatted away, listened and danced to the music of the Albert-Mark Band, or played an assortment of games, including baseball and football, the kids played their own games -- caromming around a bouncy castle, screaming in excitement down a water slide, or having their faces painted in events organized by Party Time.
SWISS representative André Bonjour raffled off two (2) FREE airline tickets for travel within Europe to JFK-New York. A visibly astonished Olivier Lacoste won the raffle to the surprise and applause to all in attendance.
Food for the occasion was supplied by three food truck vendors -- Funky BBQ, The Hamburger Factory, and the Brooklyn Kitchen -- providing the typical American fare, including hamburgers, hotdogs, barbeque ribs, and assorted sandwiches for the event.
AIC Committee members Michael Parmly Event Chair) and Ruth Dyson, organized the event which included the invaluable support of many volunteers managed by Judy Mann and Isabel Montagne .
The 4th of July Celebration was sponsored by Bacardi, Bergerac Wines, Harsch, Protectas, and Webster University.