The event was opened by Jelena Pavlović, President of the AmCham Board, who greeted guests, saying “I am delighted that we've gathered together to celebrate this wonderful holiday together in a spirit of gratitude and giving. I am also glad to inform you on this occasion that the AmCham family have raised over 150,000 dinars from participation fees, which will be donated to Zvuci Srca, a coffee shop that employs young people with disabilities.”
His Excellency Ambassador Anthony F. Godfrey addressed those present and shared the historical and cultural tradition of the holiday, saying “Dear friends, I am very pleased to be here with you tonight. I see no better way to celebrate my first Thanksgiving in Serbia.”
Živorad Vasić, director of the Crowne Plaza Hotel and an event co-host invited Ambassador Godfrey to join him in marking the start of the event with the traditional turkey carving.
The formal dinner took place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel’s Prime Restaurant.
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