TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS RECEPTIONS FOR CHILDREN HELD AT WHITE
Belgrade, 4 January 2008 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown
Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine hosted today at the White Palace
the traditional Christmas receptions for children from all over Serbia without
parental care, children with special needs, Roma children, refugee and
internally displaced children.
More than 1200 children ages 3 to 12, had the opportunity to
feel and share the joy of Christmas with Their Royal Highnesses.
The first reception was hosted for children without parental
care from Belgrade, Sombor, Subotica, Kragujevac, Valjevo, Pancevo; Roma
children from Belgrade, Obrenovac, Trestenik, Borca and Marinkova Bara; as well
as children from Milosevac and Sremska Kamenica.
The second reception was organized for children with special
needs, while the third reception was hosted for children without parental care
from Nis, Aleksinac, Negotin, Cuprija, Uzice, Banja Koviljaca, Bela Crkva,
Paracin and Zitiste; children of the victims of war from Zvezdara; Roma children
from Belgrade, Veliko Gradiste, Ada; refugee children and internally displaced
children from the Province of Kosovo and Metohija.
Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine together
with His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvostno welcomed the children, wishing them
all the best for Christmas and New Year.
The children enjoyed themselves and played with entertainer
Pedjolino, Smiley the Clown, Cigra Animators, and received various presents from
the Royal Couple, provided by numerous sponsors from Serbia: Adra, Aleksandrija
doo, Blumen market, Herba, Kika doo Loznica, Knjaz Milos, Marbo produkt,
Matmarex d.o.o., Mikos d.o.o., M-plast, Paracinka AD Paracin, Pekara (bakery)
Trpkovic, Pionir Subotica, Sajkaska AD Zabalj, SR Korana Nova Pazova, SZKR BMB
Tara, SZKTR Mala moda Marija, SZR Miplast, ZR Janovic Sombor, Zvecevo Komerc
doo, as well as numerous donours from Greece.