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2014 CAPA Pakistan Birthday Picnic was a blast

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CAPA’s Pakistan Birthday Picnic on August 23, 2014 in the Alum Creek State Park, Delaware, Ohio was a blast. It was a day full of BBQ, foods, cakes, desserts, games, cricket, candies, and all the family fun in the park on a picture perfect day. DJ Kamran Khan played national anthems of Pakistan and USA. All those present stood in respect. Noora team played a friendly cricket mach of tennis ball cricket with the Dharna team. Dharna team batted first and set a target of 39 runs in six overs. Noora team achieved the target with 5 balls to spare.

Picnic Project Manager Tariq Qureshi and his team of Amir Hanif, Amjed Qamar, Farooq Wirk, & Rashid Mahmud, with the support of Kausar Waheed, Dr. Raheela Khawaja, Tariq Mahmood, Dilshad Tariq, Shamim Aqil, Dr. Fozia Tariq, Dr. Hafza Hanif, Tayyab Naeem, Aqil Khan and Dr. Huma Mahmood made it a very successful picnic.  Thank you to the Picnic project team.

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2014 PAKISTAN INDEPENDENCE DAY COMMUNITY PICNIC

PAKISTAN INDEPENDENCE DAY COMMUNITY PICNIC

WHERE: ALUM CREEK STATE PARK, BELOW DAM SHELTER (approximate address is: 4001 Lewis Center Dr., Lewis Center, OH 43015)                                                                                     (http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/alumcreek)

WHEN: SATURDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 2014

TIME:    11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

COST:  Free

FORMAT:  Family sitting, Community Potluck (all to bring real food to share. Please do not bring donuts, cakes or other bakery items)

DIRECTION: from Columbus, Ohio: take I-71 north to the Polaris Exit (Exit #121). Turn right on Polaris Parkway. Turn left on Worthington Road. Turn left on Africa Road. Turn left on Lewis Center Road. Shelters are in the Below Dam Area.

Please bring enough food and drinks for your own family and to share with another family.

CAPA will provide: Reserved Shelter, chicken ready to grill, charcoal, ice, paper products, desserts, water and tea.

Food, games for the kids, cricket, soccer, socializing, and all the fun activities in the park

Project Team: Tariq Qureshi, Amir Hanif, Amjed Qamar, Farooq Wirk and BOT/EC members

Questions: Contact Tariq Qureshi 614-425-9649

2014 Eid Mela was a big success

CAPA thanks and appreciate generous sponsorship the 22 host families that made the 2014 CAPA Eid Mela a big success. About 700 adults and kids enjoyed the free food, games, activities, socializing and company of their friends. Kudos to the organizing group. We thank the community who participated and looking forward to families to become a host family in 2015. Please send your contact information to mianwaheed@yahoo.com if you want to be a host in 2015.

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2014 CAPA Community Iftar and Chand Raat – A sold out event

CAPA BOT and EC is very thankful to all who joined us on CAPA’s Community Iftar and Chand Raat on Sunday, July 27 in Days Inn North which turned out to be a big popular event. About 250+ people showed up to enjoy food and share the joys of Eid.
Thanks to Muhammad Ashraf saheb, who allowed us to use three halls in his hotel to accommodate an unexpectedly big crowd. There was plenty of food (thanks to all the families who brought generous amount of food to share), gifts for all the children and prizes for ladies and children who participated and enjoyed games. A few stalls for the ladies dresses were set up too. 
Prizes & gifts were donated by Mrs. Dolly Butt, Mrs. Rabia Khan, Mrs. Bilqees Tariq, Mrs., Shamim Aqil, Mrs. Uzma Roshen, Mrs. Kausar Waheed, and CAPA. A big thank to all of you. Mrs. Shahida Shaikh, Mrs. Ayisha Abdullah and her daughters helped with the balloons and toys. 

Current and former CAPA BOT and EC member families contributed the most towards Iftari and helped in setting the hall, arranging the key Iftar items. Special thanks to Mrs. Mishalle Madni, Mr. Azhar Madni, Mrs. Raheela Khawaja, Mr. Shahid Sheikh, Mr. Jamshed Akhtar, Mrs. Nasreen Arif, Mrs. Hina Haroon, Mrs. Dilshad Tariq, Mr. Tariq Mahmood, Mr. Farooq Wirk, & Mr. Tariq Qureshi for their help during the event.

All supplies were provided courtesy of CAPA. A big thank to Mr. Athar Ashraf who set up the sound system & saved us by bringing in extra supplies of plates at the last moment.
Last but not the least, our appreciation of the time and efforts put in by Mrs. Shamim Aqil & her team for arranging & managing a very successful  community event.

Mian Amjad Waheed

2014 President 
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