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H.E. Admiral Usni Pramoj performs in a benefit for Viengping Children’s Home

Friends of Chiang Mai celebrate 2nd anniversary

 

H.E. Admiral Usni Pramoj performs in a benefit for Viengping Children’s Home

 

Friends of Chiang Mai celebrate 2nd anniversary

Members and guests of the Friends of Chiang Mai
 at the 2nd Anniversary Party at JJ Market on January 21.

Story by Shana Kongmun
Photos by Jedsadapong Wongkiew

Both Thai and expat community members joined together at JJ Market on Friday January 22 to celebrate the second anniversary of the Friends of Chiang Mai and to wish its founder, Duenpen Chaladlam, or Boong as she is known, a very happy birthday on this celebratory day.

Winner of best children’s costume joins Duanpen Chaladlam, Chiang Mai Friends President and Anchalee Kalmapijit, winner of the best adult costume.
The evening started early and guests were encouraged to wear fancy dress, either traditional Lanna costumes, western or 50’s clothing, and many guests did so. The emcee kept the crowd entertained wearing cowboy attire and a few of the guests wore Hill Tribe clothing. Trophies were handed out for best children’s costume and best Thai costume as well. The evening ended with many donated gifts awarded, with spa treatments, dinners, and Nok Air tickets being handed out to lucky attendees.
Guests of honor included U.S. Consul General Michael Morrow and his vivacious wife Shannon, the British Honourary Consul Ben Svasti Thomson, the Honorary Australian Consul Michael Walther, the Honorary Consul of Sweden, Supajee Nilubol, the Honorary Consul of Peru, M.L. Preeyapun Sridhava, the Vice President of Chamber of the Commerce Chalermchart Nakarangkul, former Mayor of Chiang Mai, Dr. Deuntemduang Na Chiangmai, the President of Chiang Mail Longstay Life Club (Japanese Expats) Mr. Shinozuka Shinichiro and Wilas Panyawong, Manager of the Plaza, Chiang Mai. Many of whom braved the dance floor to join in traditional dancing with lovely traditionally clad Lanna ladies or ended the evening lighting lanterns and watching them float off into the sky.

Poom the M.C joins Kate Settakorn, Michael K. Morrow, U.S. Consul General,
Ben Svasti Thomson, Honourary British Consul, Duenpen Chaladlam ,
Friends of Chiang Mai President, Narong Tananuwat, Shinozuka Shinichiro, President of Chiang Mai Longstay Life Club and Juthapak Puangsuwan
on stage for the anniversary party.