Weare excited to announce the first ever Croatian Youth Festival, Saturday, March 22nd, 2003 and the 4th annual Croatian Children's Festival, Sunday, March 23rd, 2003, both taking place at Queensborough Community College in New York. The Croatian Youth Festival will feature 23 young adults between the ages of 14 and 21. The Croatian Children's Festival will showcase 26 children between the ages of 5 and 13. The young singers will be accompanied by over 100 Croatian children, of all ages, that will take part in the spectacular choreographical ensemble.
All performerswill sing new songs composed by prominent musicians from Croatia and the United States. Two winners will be selected fromeach festival by the judges and the audience. They will be eligible to perform their song at one of the famous Festivals in Croatia.
You are allinvited to enjoy an enchanted evening of Croatian music in the heart of New York. On behalf of the Croatian Community, we congratulate the previous winners and wish them continued success in the future. We also wish this year's contestants all the best, good luck to them all!
As you know,the plans for the festival are financially demanding. As we coordinate these festivals we are counting on your understanding and precious support which you have so kindly demonstrated in the past. Your generous contribution will help in the production of a child's song, each of which has a total cost of $1,200. Any size donation will be greatly appreciated.
To show our thanks and appreciation for your donation of:
$1,000.00 or more will receive a GOLD CERTIFICATE $ 600.00 to $ 999.00 SILVER CERTIFICATE $ 300.00 to $ 599.00 BRONZE CERTIFICATE
The names of the sponsors and all donators will be printed in a published souvenir book to commemorate this occasion. If you would like to be a special sponsor of a child's song, please notify Father Robert Zubovic by February 18th, 2003. These Gold Deluxe sponsors will have their names published on the CD and videotape.
Your sponsorship will allow the children a chance to experience the Croatian cultural arts. Music is in us and around us. Let us continue the tradition of the Croatian Children's and Youth Festivals in New York and make history.
Thank you for your consideration and understanding. We look forward to seeing you in March at the Festivals.
With sincere thanks,
Eleonora Turcinovic Father Robert Zubovic Festival Director Coordinator of Croatian Catholic Mission, Astoria, NY (516) 933-9613 (718) 726-7937
Please make your check payable to: CROATIAN COMMUNITY OF ASTORIA Please send to: THE CROATIAN COMMUNITY OF ASTORIA P.O. Box 3216 Astoria, NY 11103-216
Your contribution is being donated to a non-profit organization and is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
For additional information about thisevent, you can also call: Nada Bernic 516/747-2580 or Viviana Knapic 718/626-9488