April 14, 2018 – AGBU Sofia's Spring Benevolent Dinner with dances to raise funds for the new Armenian Church's construction in Sofia
3:27, 14-04-2018

In the beautiful Spring Saturday evening, more than 100 guests,  from Varna, Plovdiv and Sofia came to the beautiful  “Kings village” resort near Sofia to attend the Benevolent dinner  given by AGBU Sofia. All enjoyed the warm dinner hall, the pleasantly  decorated tables in the Armenian style as well as the special table with many gifts on given by Bulgarian and Armenian artists Gronika Kavafyan, Lucia Medzikyan, Lucina Terziyan, Stepan Sagisyan, Chudomir Dragnev and Garat Airapetyan  for the Armenian Church good cause.  During the dinner a raffle was held, thanks for the wonderful gifts for the charity cause from Eddy's Bakery, Margarita Ivanova, official representative of Armenian natural cosmetics in Europe, Aprico Pro, designer Lilit Matevosyan , the artist Gronika Kavafyan and etc.

Official  guests of the evening were,  Michael Vardanyan,  Plenipotentiary Minister at the Embassy of Rep.of Armenia in Rep. of Bulgaria and his wife,  Her  Excellency,  Astari Rasjid,  Ambassador of Rep. of Indonesia in Rep of Bulgaria,  Tigran Avakian, former vice minister of Interior Affairs of Rep. of Ukraine, Felix Petrosyan, Ani Meloyan guests from Ukraine,   Mr. Nabi Massoumi , Persian language specialist and businessman from Rep. of Iran, Sonia Avakian- Bedrosian, AGBU Sofia chairperson of honor , Kevork Krikorian, chairperson, representing FDA Armenia in Bulgaria,  representatives of the Armenian Church Council in Sofia,   Haik Garabedian YP-Plovdiv Chairman, and member of AGBU-Europe Board and  other.

Prior the diner started, at 19.00 PM,  Archimandrite  of All Armenians in Bulgaria, Isahag Boghossian and all present observed a minute of silence in memory of all victims of the tragic car accident which took place near Sofia  a day ago. Archimandrite recited the prayer HOLY Father and blessed all present…

Arno Kuyumdjian,  AGBU Sofia president, warmly  welcomed everyone, informed the purpose of the dinner gathering… and wished all present a beautiful evening. The dinner started   under  the sounds of the pleasant music and wonderful performances of famous singer and DJ, Maestro Arthur Nadosyan and his music Band. The charming singer of the music Band, Sandra animated the evening with the songs she sang in many languages as well as in Armenian.

Young Armenian dancers form “ Nairi” dance group enchanted the present with the beautiful Armenian dances they performed…

Later, the very special guest and friend of AGBU Sofia, to all Armenians  as well, famous Bulgarian pop singer Yordanka Hristova ( Yordanka Hristovian ) as she always calls herself… welcomed and enchanted all guests by performing few  beautiful songs, in Armenian, Spanish and Russian languages.

Prior the end of the dinner all gathered around the originally decorated with Armenian design cake which was offered to all by AGBU Sofia.

All present enjoyed the dinner and danced till late….During  the whole dinner evening,  good mood and friendly atmosphere prevailed …..many of the guests already started asking  when the next AGBU Sofia gathering will take place.

Special thanks  to wonderful Gronika, Lucia, Lilit, Gergana,  Anush and Armine for their dedicated work.

Till next dear Friends !


A wonderful AGBU Sofia dinner and dances evening for a good cause....The New Armenian Church in construction in Sofia...... and what a beautiful way to celebrate the 112 years of AGBU Anniversary...

Thank you for being with us for such a noble cause.

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