Three Fun Dinners Support Guatemala Scholarships

You’re invited to three fun dinners

In May and June, the Princeton/Parramos Partnership is holding three dinners-plus-entertainment to raise scholarship and other funds for New Dawn school in Parramos, Guatemala.

A contribution of $40 is asked of each guest. Sign-up on sheets (with more information and hosts’ street addresses) in the hallway outside Niles Chapel.  Or contact Mea Kaemmerlen at 609-799-1419 or, or Jonathan Holmquist at 609-771-3744 or

“Dinner and a Mayan Movie”

Saturday, May 20, at 6 pm

Hosted by Hana and Ed Kahn in Princeton

The Kahns are well known for their wonderful cooking and hospitality. Hana is also a scholar of Guatemalan culture. The evening’s film, “Ixcanul,” is Guatemala’s first feature film in the Kaqchikel-Maya language (with English subtitles). On the dramatically beautiful Pacaya volcano, a traditional family works a coffee plantation. A marriage is arranged for the 17-year-old daughter, and the plot unfolds from there—exploring some of the contemporary issues faced by the multilingual and multicultural Guatemalan society. Says Toronto’s Globe and Mail: “…‘Ixcanul’ bubbles with the tension of a teenage girl at odds with her family’s native customs—before erupting into a frantic and quietly devastating third act.”

“Dinner with the Joe Saint Michael Trio”

Sunday, May 28, at 6 pm

Hosted by Cindy and Charlie Clark in Hillsborough

The Clarks’ lovely woodland-surrounded deck is the setting for dinner and a delightful, sometimes rousing, performance by the Saint Michael Trio. The trio (keyboard, sax, drums and vocals) performs a wide range of music—country, rock, dance, pop and old standards. They will surely be a crowd pleaser, playing everyone from Carole King and Neil Diamond to Ray Charles and Elvis Presley; from John Denver and Neil Young to Richie Valens and James Taylor. Should be a very lively evening!

“Dinner with the Weaver”

Sunday, June 25, at 6 pm

Hosted by Jane and Jonathan Holmquist in Lawrenceville

Along with dinner (and you may know about Jonathan’s excellent cooking), Armando Sosa, superb Guatemalan weaver, is the featured guest. Mr. Sosa has been artist-in-residence at Nassau Presbyterian Church this year and, for the church, created three magnificent Holy Week tapestries.  He was born in the Guatemalan Highlands where he learned to weave and build his own looms: “My work is a continuation of a thousand-year-old craft rarely practiced today.”  He will show and discuss his work and tell his story.

For more information contact Mea Kaemmerlen at 609-799-1419 or, or Jonathan Holmquist at 609-771-3744 or

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