Residents and friends of Hillside 4 Condo gathered together for a buffet
dinner on Saturday the 4th of August to get the preparations for the fourth
annual rooftop party underway and events certainly got off to a flying
The dinner was held at the Amari Rincome with the intention of choosing the
charity which would become the sole recipient of funds raised at the Rooftop
Party on the 12th January next year as well as all events leading up to it.
and Sunan Wilcox of was the Foundation to Encourage the Potential of
Disabled Persons were overwhelmed on learning their charity had been
Thanks go out to the Amari Rincome who hosted the dinner and provided raffle
prizes as well as a delicious buffet while General Manager Wim Fagel
generously donated over 6000 baht to the final total.
A big thank you also goes to the organizers and board who work tirelessly
putting the party and all of the run up events together: Steve Yarnold, Milt
Owens, Mary Berbae and John Cooley as well as John Wright who was the master
of ceremony on Saturday night. Wachara Tantranont, owner of Hillside 4
condo, also deserves special thanks for his exceptional generosity in paying
and hosting the rooftop party every year.
The previous three parties have been great successes with in excess of 2.5
million baht being raised for charity. Last year saw School for Life given
over one million baht so tensions were high among the six hopefuls this
year. As in all years the committee prefer to pay bills rather than giving
The six extremely worthwhile charities were: Sri San Wan / Rajanagararindra;
Samsara; Care for Dogs; Foundation to Encourage the Potential of Disabled
Persons; Chiang Mai Cricket Foundation and Chiang Mai Home for Boys. All
gave heartfelt presentations on what they do and how the much-needed funds
would be spent.
Sri San Wan School was the first to present. Sri San Waan is a school in
Chiang Mai looking after students