With flowered leis, hula dancers, pizza, prizes and more, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Army Community Service said “aloha” to 50 years of serving Soldiers and their Families worldwide July 24.
“We started as Family members and volunteers to now, look at us — look how big and fantastic we have become,” said Tania Cuervo, the new ACS director. “Enjoy the festivities, the camaraderie and the beautiful weather. I am very glad to be a part of this community.”
The event was also used as an opportunity to recognize outstanding volunteers and employees. USAG Wiesbaden Commander Col. Mary Martin presented a coin to Chris Eisenberg, a volunteer who helps newcomers learn German. Earl McFarland, ACS’ volunteer coordinator, was also given a coin on the eve of his move stateside. “We have great employees,” he said of his coworkers. “Have a great time today, and don’t forget to put your volunteer hours in.” The event included a bouncy castle, face painting, pizza and drinks, live music, raffle prizes. crafts, games and more. It was attended by approximately 300 people.