ACS celebrates 50 years of serving Soldiers and Families


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Photo Stephanie Talcott. The Island Dancers, led by Tina Brewer, give a hula performance to kick off the festivities at the ACS birthday celebration.

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.”

 

 

Photo by Stephanie Talcott. Jeremiah Ward sings while Joshua Waah plays guitar for the audience.

Photo by Stephanie Talcott. Jeremiah Ward sings while Joshua Waah plays guitar for the audience.

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.

 

 

Photo by Shayna Brouker. USAG Wiesbaden Commander Col. Mary Martin hands ACS volunteer Chris Eisenberg a coin during the ACS birthday celebration July 24.

Photo by Shayna Brouker. USAG Wiesbaden Commander Col. Mary Martin hands ACS volunteer Chris Eisenberg a coin during the ACS birthday celebration July 24.

Photo by Stephanie Talcott.The Island Dancers lead kids in a traditional Hawaiian dance.

Photo by Stephanie Talcott.The Island Dancers lead kids in a traditional Hawaiian dance.

Photo by Stephanie Talcott

Photo by Stephanie Talcott. Kids await patiently for their turn to have their faces painted by.