2003 Columbia SC Filipino-American Gala


Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia, SC - Annual GALA, Embassy Suites Hotel, Sept. 13, 2003 

The Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia celebrated its 13th Annual Gala and 10th Induction Ball at the Embassy Suites Hotel from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. The proceeds of the event supported the various community-oriented and youth programs of the Association.

The formal affair (coat and tie or Filipino Barong) featured a three-course sit-down dinner (London broil and chicken, followed by American cheesecake) and an entertainment program with Philippine folk dances. A brief induction ceremony to usher in the 2003-2005 FAAGC officers was held. The Stargazer Band, a Filipino ensemble, provided the music. Attendance: 320 approx.

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Lu B. and Grace Collins

Julietta Iglesias

Cecille blowing out the Fil-Am birthday cake

cake designed by Merlyn B.

Cecille G

Aileen Alon performing

Our talented guest from Charlotte

Cecille and friend

Aileen Alon

Our guests performed many fantastic pieces

The Waltz

Fan Dancers

Dancing "Boogie-Woogie"

Photo taking with Noel Alon

Alan G: The Co-Emcee

Alan and Cecille after the Waltz

Cecille and Alan

With some "Galing" friends

With the Kaivigan's
Got any Bagoong?

Gala ticket stub

fan dance 2

fan dance 3

A ganda fan dancer

fan dancers

Fil-Am Officers unite

Emcee Mr G

Co-Emcees: Marj Pena and Alan

Cecille and Alan

Poge and Pangit

Cecille and a Fil-Am guest from Charlotte

Cecille and Alan

2003 Fil-Am Officers

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