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As soon as possible we will;

1. Publish all pictures of the event
2. List and appreciate our sponsors and volunteers
3. Publish a complete report of the program

Thank you
Mike Ghouse, Chair
XVI Annual Thanksgiving Celebrations

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson will grace the 16th Annual Thanksgiving Celebrations & Awards Nite in Dallas.

The Honorable Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is the guest of honor and honorary  key note speaker at the 16th Annual Thanksgiving Celebrations & Awards Nite on Saturday, November 22, 2014.

During the evening’s celebrations, Congresswoman Johnson will recognize District 30 constituents for their outstanding service to the community followed by the delivery of her keynote address on gratitude.

"The purpose of celebrating this event is to thank God for helping us learn to accept, respect and appreciate each other's uniqueness and thank America for being the beacon of hope to the world” said Mike Ghouse, founder and chairperson of the event.

The purpose of the Annual Thanksgiving Celebrations & Awards Nite is to:

1. Give thanks for the blessed life we all enjoy in these United States of America, wish and pray the same for those who are less fortunate than us.

2. Celebrate the diversity of God's creation and enjoying the cultural heritage of each ethnic group.

3. Appreciate and recognize outstanding volunteers in each community.

4. Gather together as Immigrant Americans with naturally born Americans in celebrating this wonderful holiday.

5. For many of the immigrants it is an introduction to the American way of life.

Please join us for an interfaith dinner among multicultural attendees, gathered together under the belief that the more we learn about one another, the less misunderstandings are there to be had.   If we can learn to respect others and accept the God given uniqueness of all, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge. 
Master Chef Ali will prepare a special thanksgiving plate that your taste buds will  cherish. 

Accepted Donations are $20/person or $50/person. You can reserve your place to attend via Eventbrite (link at the bottom):

Thanksgiving Celebrations & Awards Dinner


The event will  benefit the America Together Foundation, a 501 (3) (c) non-profit charity committed to building a cohesive America where no American has to live in apprehension or fear of the other.  

Link to reserve your space - 



Mike Ghouse
(214) 325-1916
MikeGhouse@aol.com

Friday, October 17, 2014

16th Annual Thanksgiving Celebrations

Let your thanksgiving be a little more meaningful and purposeful this year. If you have been around in Dallas for a while, you would know the "Thanksgiving Celebrations &  Awards Night" a 20 year old tradition we had left off a few years ago. Unlike the large gatherings in the past, we are limiting this to a small gathering of 100 at this time.

Its an evening to appreciate and express our gratitude,  and enjoy the Dinner 
with people of different faiths, races, and ethnicities with a belief that the more we learn about each other, the less misunderstandings we would have.   If we can learn to respect the otherness of others and accept the God given uniqueness of each one of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge. 

The event is to benefit America Together Foundation, a non-profit charity committed to building a cohesive America where no American has to live in apprehension or fear of the other. 

Master Chef Ali will prepare a special thanksgiving plate that you'll cherish it. Ali is my favorite Chef for 20 plus years in Dallas. You'll enjoy the food.

  • Event: Thanksgiving Dinner 
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014
  • Dinner Theme: Gratitude
  • 07:30 -09:30 Dinner
  • 09:30 - 11:45 Poetry Session in Urdu, Hindi and English languages
  • Place: Spicy Cuisine, Restaurant,
  • Address: 1800 Valley View Ln, Irving, TX 75061
For those who speak Urdu and Hindi languages, a poetry session will be carried out after the dinner.
Website: www.ThanksgivingCelebrations.org
Website: www.AmericaTogetherfoundation.com 


RSVP IS A MUST - EMAIL 
Thanksgivingcelebrations@gmail.com 
It is a must to give a head count to the Chef.

 Please order your table or individual place at Eventbrite:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/thanksgiving-dinner-mushaera-tickets-13695612947?aff=efbevent


Sponsorships:  Table of 10 $500 or $1000 | Individual donations $20/$50
It's a non-profit org
 They are tax deductible under Non-profit Organization 501 (3) (c) - America Together Foundation.



  Thank you
Mike Ghouse
(214) 325-1916 text/talk

Monday, December 5, 2011

15th Annual Thanksgiving Celebrations

You are invited to the 15th Annual
Thanksgiving Celebrations & Awards Night
Saturday, November 24, 2012


The purpose of celebrating this event is to thank the creator for helping us learn;
  1. to give thanks for the blessed life we all enjoy in these United States of America;
  2. to celeberate the diversity of creation,
  3. to enjoy the cultural heritage of each ethnic group that makes America;
  4. to apreciate and recognize outstanding volunteers in each community;
  5. to gather together as Immigrant Americans with born Americans;
  6. to bring the new immigrants into our fold and,
  7. to accept, respect and appreciate each other’s uniqueness.
In the last 15 years, the spiritual groups including the Native Americans, Apache, Atheists, Baha'i, Buddhist, Cherokee, Choctaw, Christian, Hindu, Hopi, Jain, Jewish, Maya, Muslim, Shinto, Sikh, Tao, Wicca, Oloriya, Zoroastrian and communities from different races and ethnicities have come together to celebrate this event.

This year we intend to reach out to every possible tradition that we can trace and together we can celebrate this American Holiday.

A presentation of the Foundation for Pluralism & The World Muslim Congress.
We are looking to present five cultural dances presented as a part of the evening;

1. Native American
2. Latin American
3. African Americans
4. Greek American
5. Indian - American

Over the last several events we have done most of the dances and it is time for the above. New ideas are always welcome.

The event is an expression of the Foundation for Pluralism, Center for Studies in Religious pluralism and Secular Societies.

The uniqueness of the program is highlighted with the Turkey Carving ceremony, followed by Dinner. In previous years several dignitaries have performed the symbolic Turkey Carving. This year another dignitary will be honoring us with his/her presence.

Traditionally the evening has been dedicated to the Native Americans who have preserved the mother earth for all of us, it is their belief in nature and their caring for the land that we have come to cherish.
A few years ago, we honored Martin Luther King Jr., who awakened the conscience of this nation and prompted changes in the Civil Laws that have paved the way for most immigrants to make America their new home. All the South Asians and I are here today because of Reverend Martin Luther King’s reformation of our collective conscience.

The Jewish community has been a catalyst in creating a solid foundation for religious freedom in America. The Jewish community was honored for working to preserve the religious freedom in this country, they were hugely instrumental in making America for what it is today; God’s land, where all God’s creation can worship the creator every which way they want.

Mike Ghouse expresses his gratitude, " We salute the Native Americans for nurturing survival and we salute Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Jewish Community for their outstanding contributions in making us all proud of the United States of America. We admire the Muslim and Sikh communities for withstanding all the difficulties and humiliation that was unleashed on them after 911, and their courage to continue to remain steadfast in their loyalty and patriotism in contributing towards the growth of this great nation. A senior representative from each community will bless the ceremony.

The multi-cultural extravaganza will follow with an hour full of mystical and folk dances from all the 7 continents. A live band will entertain us all.

As a society it is our duty to recognize and appreciate the people who have made a difference in the communities we live in, and it is our pleasure to honor and encourage these individuals and organizations. 

Sponsorships are invited to defray the cost of the event

For more information contact Mike Ghouse at (214) 325-1916 or thanksgivingcelebrations@gmail.com
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Celebrations

You are invited to the 14th Annual
Thanksgiving Celebrations & Awards Night
Saturday, November 27, 2010

The purpose of celebrating this event is to thank the creator for helping us learn;
  1. to give thanks for the blessed life we all enjoy in these United States of America;
  2. to celeberate the diversity of creation,
  3. to enjoy the cultural heritage of each ethnic group that makes America;
  4. to apreciate and recognize outstanding volunteers in each community;
  5. to gather together as Immigrant Americans with born Americans;
  6. to bring the new immigrants into our fold and,
  7. to accept, respect and appreciate each other’s uniqueness.

In the last 16 years, the spiritual groups including the Native Americans, Apache, Atheists, Baha'i, Buddhist, Cherokee, Choctaw, Christian, Hindu, Hopi, Jain, Jewish, Maya, Muslim, Shinto, Sikh, Tao, Wicca, Oloriya, Zoroastrian and communities from different races and ethnicities have come together to celebrate this event.

This year we intend to reach out to every possible tradition that we can trace and together we can celebrate this American Holiday.

A presentation of the Foundation for Pluralism & The World Muslim Congress.

We are looking to present five cultural dances presented as a part of the evening;

1. Native American
2. Latin American
3. African Americans
4. Greek American
5. Indian - American

Over the last several events we have done most of the dances and it is time for the above. New ideas are always welcome.

The event is an expression of the Foundation for Pluralism, Center for Studies in Religious pluralism and Secular Societies.

The uniqueness of the program is highlighted with the Turkey Carving ceremony, followed by Dinner. In previous years several dignitaries have performed the symbolic Turkey Carving. This year another dignitary will be honoring us with his/her presence.

Traditionally the evening has been dedicated to the Native Americans who have preserved the mother earth for all of us, it is their belief in nature and their caring for the land that we have come to cherish.

A few years ago, we honored Martin Luther King Jr., who awakened the conscience of this nation and prompted changes in the Civil Laws that have paved the way for most immigrants to make America their new home. All the South Asians and I are here today because of Reverend Martin Luther King’s reformation of our collective conscience.

The Jewish community has been a catalyst in creating a solid foundation for religious freedom in America. The Jewish community was honored for working to preserve the religious freedom in this country, they were hugely instrumental in making America for what it is today; God’s land, where all God’s creation can worship the creator every which way they want.

Mike Ghouse expresses his gratitude, " We salute the Native Americans for nurturing survival and we salute Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Jewish Community for their outstanding contributions in making us all proud of the United States of America. We admire the Muslim and Sikh communities for withstanding all the difficulties and humiliation that was unleashed on them after 911, and their courage to continue to remain steadfast in their loyalty and patriotism in contributing towards the growth of this great nation. A senior representative from each community will bless the ceremony.

The multi-cultural extravaganza will follow with an hour full of mystical and folk dances from all the 7 continents. A live band will entertain us all.

As a society it is our duty to recognize and appreciate the people who have made a difference in the communities we live in, and it is our pleasure to honor and encourage these individuals and organizations. Nominations for outstanding volunteers for each community must be submitted on or before October 31, 2010 for consideration.

Sponsorships are invited to defray the cost of the event

For more information contact Mike Ghouse at (214) 325-1916 or thanksgivingcelebrations@gmail.com

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