Seaton Foundation makes merit for Songkran

Friday, 13 April 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 15 By  Warunya Thongrod

The Seaton Foundation celebrated the Thai New Year a bit early, inviting monks to make merit and throwing a luncheon party for kids at its Baan Phra Khun Child Development Center and Soi Kophai neighborhood residents.

Foundation co-founder Sukanya Seaton invited nine monks from Thamsamakkee Temple to the simple April 5 affair attended by about 30 Kophai Community residents. Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh and Pattaya Ladies Development Group President Naowarat Khakhay opened the event with speeches.

Sukanya Seaton, president of Seaton Foundation Pattaya, serves rice to monks.Sukanya Seaton, president of Seaton Foundation Pattaya, serves rice to monks.

The Sheraton Pattaya donated food and the Social Welfare Department and volunteers bought desserts. Everyone was entertained by Thai traditional dance performances and there were colorful balloons for the kids.

The Seaton Foundation’s Children Development Center has been in operation for about six years and currently cares for about 60 children ages 2-6, instructing them in Thai, English, mathematics, science, health and computers.

Children enjoy the custom made balloons.Children enjoy the custom made balloons.

John Seaton, volunteers and children pose for a souvenir photo.John Seaton, volunteers and children pose for a souvenir photo.

Local officials and benevolent citizens make merit at the Baan Phra Khun Child Development Center.Local officials and benevolent citizens make merit at the Baan Phra Khun Child Development Center.

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