Light Hsi Lai School Hosts Thanksgiving Fair
【人間社記者 Evangeline Chou Los Angeles報導】 2017-11-18
  • 圖說:Venerable Hui Dong, principal of Buddha’s Light Hsi Lai School, welcome visitors in his opening speech. 圖/Hsi Lai Temple提供

  • 圖說:The fair is crowded with people. 圖/Hsi Lai Temple提供

  • 圖說:Student volunteers helped at the “Cotton Candy & Drink” booth. 圖/Hsi Lai Temple提供

  • 圖說:A volunteer cooked Chinese traditional food Radish Cake. 圖/Hsi Lai Temple提供

  • 圖說:Volunteers cooked Chinese traditional food Radish Cake. 圖/Hsi Lai Temple提供

  • 圖說:Children had fun in the Game Zone. 圖/Hsi Lai Temple提供

  • 圖說:Buddha’s Light Hsi Lai School students sang and danced. 圖/Hsi Lai Temple提供

  • 圖說:Hsi Lai Senior Activity Group sang a few songs. 圖/Hsi Lai Temple提供

  • 圖說:Students of Advanced Martial Art Studio performed Chinese Kung Fu. 圖/Hsi Lai Temple提供

  • 圖說:One of the Advanced Martial Art Studio students give a performance of knife play. 圖/Hsi Lai Temple提供

  • 圖說:Students of the Little Dance World performed modern dances “Slay Queens” and “All the Rowboats.” 圖/Hsi Lai Temple提供

  • 圖說:Buddha’s Light Youth Symphony Orchestra’s excellent performance made everyone applauded. 圖/Hsi Lai Temple提供

  • 圖說:There were around 25 booths and over 100 different kinds of food at the fair. 圖/Hsi Lai Temple提供

Buddha’s Light Hsi Lai School hosted a “Thanksgiving Fundraising Fair” on November 12, 2017 at Hsi Lai Temple. Funds from the fair will be used to improve classroom equipment and materials so students will have a better and more modern learning environment.

The fair had around 25 booths, and over 100 different kinds of vegetarian food that were hand made by members of the Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) Los Angeles Chapter. Visitors had a chance to try Chinese traditional foods such as Ai Grass Cake, Radish Cake, Spicy Stinky Tofu, and other foods such as Vietnamese Spring Roll, dessert Nyonya cakes, and Mexican Nachos.

The principal of Buddha’s Light Hsi Lai School, Venerable Hui Dong, who is also the Abbot of Hsi Lai Temple, welcomed visitors to the fair.

“Students not only learn ‘Three Acts of Goodness’ at Buddha’s Light Hsi Lai School, they also learn Chinese culture and pass down the traditional. Thank the teachers, students, parents, members of BLIA and volunteers’ support. Hope everyone enjoys the Thanksgiving Fundraising Fair.”

Several talent shows were featured during the fair. Students from Advanced Martial Arts Studio performed Chinese Kung Fu, and students from The Little Dance World performed dances from “Slay Queens” and “All the Rowboats.” Students from Buddha’s Light Hsi Lai School sang and danced the famous Chinese songs “Happy Song” and “Little Apple.” Buddha’s Light Youth Symphony Orchestra played classical music such as “Symphony No. 5,” “Chocolate Dance,” “Tea Dance,” and “Hall of the Mountain King.” The Hsi Lai Senior Activity Group also participated by singing songs.

“It is a good day coming to Hsi Lai Temple for the Thanksgiving Fundraising Fair. I am impressed by these different activities and am attracted by the wonderful snacks.” Said visitor Jessie Mo. “The lovely performance of these cute little students has left me deep impression too.”

To provide students a chance for community service, Buddha’s Light Hsi Lai School also recruits volunteers from their alumni and present students.

“I think volunteering at Hsi Lai Temple is a remarkable and fun experience. When you help someone, you not only feel good because you made someone happy, but you also get to participate in unique/fun activities.” said Ryan Chu, one of the student volunteers, “I encourage other kids to become volunteers and get involved in this wonderful experience. It was satisfying to look at all the visitors smiling and having a good time.”

For more information, please visit Buddha’s Light Hsi Lai School official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blhls/