Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine were the guests of honour at the charity dinner at the church of St. Petka in San Marcos, California on Saturday. The event was organized by the Lifeline New York Humanitarian Organization, which operates under the patronage of HRH Crown Princess Katherine, and among the distinguished guests were the Mayor of San Marcos Mr Jim Desmond with his wife, who awarded an honorary plaque of the city to Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine. All the proceeds of the charity event will be used to help children with special needs and to equip units for prenatal care in Serbia.
HRH Crown Prince Alexander warmly thanked Mayor Desmond, all people of good will, the members of our diaspora and their American friends, for their humaneness and readiness to help our people. “Although Serbia and the Serbian people are on the road to recovery, aid is still very much needed by many. It is our duty and privilege to help everybody, as much as we possibly can, and especially children with disabilities and prenatal care units. For me and my family there is no more important duty, but there is also nothing more rewarding than being able to fulfil this duty. I am very glad that tonight I can share this reward with you, and I am very grateful to you for that. Thank you for continuing to help Serbia and all who are in need!” – said the Crown Prince.
HRH Princess Katherine in her speech thanked Mrs Daniela Bosnjak Celikovic from Lifeline New York Humanitarian Organization for superbly organized event and emphasized: “We will use the funds raised today to help the children with special needs and prenatal care in Serbia. They are among the most vulnerable population in our country. Your selfless assistance will alleviate their suffering, but also give them hope that they are not forgotten and left alone. Thank you for your help Serbia and our people in need!”
The artistic part of the program included performances by folk dancers and choir, as well as a group of musicians from California. Also shown was the annual film about Crown Princess Katherine’s humanitarian activities.