The Scorpio boys assemble for a
group photo at the Home for Boys.
A great idea by Tim McGuire and a group of his friends
is proving an amazing success with the kids at the Home for Boys
on the Mae Rim Road, next to the Vienping Orphanage. Tim’s plan
is to hold a party every month for kids whose birthday falls
within that month.
in your Face’ was a great laugh.
Some of the boys have no idea when they were born, so they are
simply allocated a month and get their party as well. On
average, each month’s party will be a celebration of around 20
kids’ birthdays and of course, every boy gets to join in the fun
whether it’s his birthday or not.
On Sunday, November 16, the ‘Scorpio boys’ had their party -
with ice cream, cake, juice and other goodies for all. And of
course the birthday boys each got a birthday present as well.
cat that got the cream.
A fun packed afternoon was had by all, which included games such
as musical chairs and bobbing for apples, and (one of the most
popular…) cake in your face. This last involved three pie dishes
filled with whipped cream, with the contestants having to remove
a prize from the bottom of the dish – but using only their
Tim arranged everything, including a magician, ‘The Upward
Spiral’ aka Nick Wiszynski, who mesmerised the kids with his
tricks. Of course, there were fireworks, and a film, Dr.
Suess Horton hears a Who!, with the screen, projector and
speakers kindly provided by John and Lois Richard. Methanee kept
the entire event rolling along (as smoothly as is possible with
an attendance of 120 boys) with her Thai/ English language
This was the first of the monthly parties, and a great success.
If anyone would like to help by giving a few hours of their time
on a Sunday, or in any other way, please do contact Tim on
[email protected] The next party will be on December 14 -
just in time for Christmas!
Happy Birthday to you (all).
Watching the magician kept all the
boys quiet (for a change).