Indotronix Holiday Party

12.12.09  When our friend Ashok asked Jeff and me to provide entertainment for the Indotronix holiday party in knit-socks-dancingPoughkeepsie, I had no idea what we were in for.

Ashok gave us some background: an afternoon party for over 200 people, Indian, Westerners, employees with their spouses and kids.  A magician.  No booze.

As soon as we arrived at the Indotronix headquarters for the party, I knew we were in for a good time.  The large room was decorated with green tablecloths and poinsettias on top, a Christmas tree, Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas signs on the walls, electric candles in the windows.

Then the kids arrived, the most adorable little girls and boys who danced, clung to their mothers’ skirts and stole candy canes from the tree.

Magic PJ entertained the little ones with disappearing and reappearing balls, a manic racoon named Rocky and his multiple shifting accents.

Then it was my turn.  I lead the kids in a marathon of participation dances starting with the Chicken Dance and ending with YMCA, until I was panting and sweating like a marathon runner.

But how could you not enjoy yourself with these little darlings and their smiling parents looking on?

Jeff and I were so grateful to celebrate with this warm, family group.  When it became apparent that there were piles and piles of Indian and Italian leftovers, the crew made phone calls to local homeless shelters until they found someone willing to take the abundance.

An amazing example of holiday celebration and giving.  Thanks for letting us be a part of it, guys!

Magician Magic PJ Walker

Written by Stephanie Padovani

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