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Album Name: Friends Forever Return to Albums
Album Date: Oct 27, 2011
Description: Friends Forever is a joint project of Rotary and the YMCA that each year brings 10 teens from Northern Ireland -- both Protestants and Catholics -- together for several weeks in our area and teaches them that they have more in common than they think. Our Rotary Club has both sponsored and hosted the Irish teens for many years.
(click an image to enlarge and start a slide show)
Daren organizes an adventure on a lobster boat. Close encounters with a crustacean of a wierd kind! Burgers, chips and brownies. The American dream. Andy demonstrates how to eat a lobster. The Interact kids and Friends Forever find much in common -- at the basketball court.
Boothbay Harbor and Irish teens in action at the Y. Greetings from Carrikfergus Ballymena, meet Boothbay Harbor. The kids sing
The teens tell the club what its like to grow up among -- but hating --
The kids present their stories of what it is like to grow up on the receiving end of hate. Friends Forever 2008, from Belfast, with longtime supporter Pat Forestell at the Clubhouse Friends Forever 2009, Ballymena in Boothbay Harbor. 2010 Friends Forever teens, with coordinator Stephanie Blecharczyk. The Friends Forever youth visit us for 2011 Halloween.