Charlotte Malayalee Association celebrated ONAM 2017 on Saturday September 16th 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM at the Vihar Hall, Hindu Center, 7400 City View Drive Charlotte NC 28212.
The program commenced with a short address by the chief guest Father John Varghese. The traditional pookkalam was arranged at the entrance to greet guests as they began arriving followed by an opportunity for a familiy portrait. This was followed by the arrival of Maveli, followed by the Chenda Melam, Thiruvathira, Pulikkali etc.
The main attraction was the traditional Onam Sadhya served on a Banana leaf, which included 26 delicious dishes and 2 different Payasams made by volunteers in the adjoining kitchen. The main stage event included several traditional and fusion group dance and musicals apart from short skits.
The event concluded with the ratification of the election of the Executive committee and a review of the snapshot of the Financials for 2016 and 2017 untill 7/31/2017. Overall more than 750 people joined the festivities making this year's Onam the biggest and best thus far.