Sponsored by Zamboanga del Norte Association of Illinois (ZAMNAI)
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Hudyaka sa Illinois 2008 was nothing but a very successful event.  It was a camaraderie at best. Friends, classmates, exgirlfriends and exboyfriends, relatives, etc who have not seen each other for long time finally met and  talk about their memories when they were little and in Zamboanga del Norte. It was also a moment of fun enjoying with their family at the park.

The crowd was estimated to be 700. Although due to job restrictions some come in the morning up to noon time and go back to job and  some came after lunch time and stay for an hour or two and some really late in the afternoon

A mass was concelebrated by our most beloved catholic  priest Rev. Fr. Manny Duterte and was assisted by Rev. Fr. Allan Lastimosa our most social priest ever.

Food was serve after the mass and was plentiful about 10 lechons and continue up to the wee hours in the afternoon.

Sports activities was spearheaded by Jun Navarro VP ZAMNAI. There was a Volleyball & Badminton sports events with 7 paticipating teams 1. Dipolog USA headed by Allan Olarte DAUSA President, 2. Dapitan Team headed by Circulo de Dapitan President Elvie Cagbabanua Rudas, 3. Team Polanco headed by Ermie Repaja POLASIL president 4. Manukan Association USA headed by Ted Hisula its president, 5. Chicago Dirt Rider Team headed by Alvin Ang its President, 6. ZANORTE PRIDE (a Zanortean Gay Association) Headed by Manuel Dinawanao, 7. DYC Chicago headed by Paul Daarol.

Paticipating Organizations were: Circulo de Dapitanon, Dipolog Association USA, Polanco Association of Illinois, Sindanganon USA, ZN United (soccer assosciation  headed by Ronald Ortega) Katipuneros USA (President Yoyon Reinante-President) Manukan Association USA, Chicago Dirt Rider, Pinan Association (President Rick Falcomaje), Couples for Christ (Dodong Calimutan), BCBP (Cris Tan ) and DYC Chicago.

Children Parlor Games was headed by Kesa Bajamunde Ballon tossing and  Piņata. Gil "Longlong" Cruz who work at M&M Candies Company give away candies for the kids courtesy of M&M Candies A raffles by Chicago Dirt Rider with prizes courtesy of Monster Beverage Company.

The registration Committee: Desiree Lee in charge, Odele Bagarinao, Linda Refugio, Terry Refugio etc.

The early comers: Reme Pamintuan, Perla Celicious

Officiated by Rev. Fr. Manny Duterte and Rev. Fr. Allan Lastimosa
THE CHOIR: Headed by Dodong Calimutan and Couples for Christ Dipolog
Desiree Lee, Hayley Patangan, Erwin Patangan, Jingle Acaylar, Elvie Rudas etc.
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