Cuban Kids from the 60s Exodus

Our Third Reunion, September 9, 2006

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This September 9, 2006, over 300 Pedro Pan along with their families and friends gathered at the Hacienda Don Francisco in Acton, California for the third reunion of the Cuban Kids from the 60’s Exodus.

 

Our sincerest appreciation to the Gaviña family for graciously welcoming us to the family ranch and their unbounded hospitality!

 

A picture perfect Southern California afternoon and the magnificent setting collaborated in making the day a spectacular success.  A most relaxing afternoon to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and partake in the numerous activities throughout the day. The horse rides for the kids and the Paso Fino ridding exhibition were the hit of the day. And of course let’s not forget the delicious food featuring dos tremendos lechones asados!

 

The theme for this event was sharing the Pedro Pan experience with family and friends. Enrique Garcia did a terrific job capturing the difficulties experienced by all Pedro Pan when leaving families behind and immigrating to the United States.

 

As part of the brief formal program, Aldo Montoto presented the Gaviña family with a plaque of appreciation and his wife Rosie recited her heartfelt oration which she wrote specially for this occasion.

 

Estela Bueno, Irene Martinez Ceballos, Angie Rodriguez, and Ramon Coro presented the Gaviña brothers and sister with an autographed copy of the book Operacion Pedro Pan which Yvonne Conde graciously provided since she was unable to be with us for the event.

 

In what has quickly developed into the signature or trademark of our group, the highlight of our reunion was the self introduction of the 29 Pedro Pan attending a reunion for the first time. A very emotional moment, as they related their Pedro Pan experience to their fellow brothers and sisters, recalling the difficult experiences shared by many of us. Our efforts bring warmth and comfort to each individual Pedro Pan

 

It takes the contribution of many to pull off an event like this. It was through everyone’s diligent effort and hard work in the best Pedro Pan tradition which made this reunion an unqualified success!

 

Until we meet again!

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