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Ben FranklinĄ¯s Birthday Bash in Beijing

On Saturday, January 16, a birthday bash was held to celebrate Ben FranklinĄ¯s 304th birthday. About 30 people showed up to celebrate the evening with a fun game of quizzo, prizes and great food. Young Ben Franklin was on hand to give out (fake) 100 dollar bills to guests and lead the quizzo game. See pictures from the event below.

We raised an additional 420 rmb to purchase books for the Dongba SchoolĄ¯s new library. Books were donated on our first Day of Service in Beijing Monday, January 18. (See Past Events for more about our visit.)

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The young Ben Franklin (Justin Rapp) on the left and the older Ben Franklin (Charles Hsieh) on the right celebrating his 304th birthday in Beijing.

Ben Franklin about to go outside with his kite and wait for a bolt of lightening.


Judy Shen of CAI addressing the group.

Second place winners of the Ben Franklin Quizzo look forward to using their gift certificates to NOLA in the future.

BenĄ¯s stylish outfit.

Young Ben Franklin leading the party in a game of Quizzo.

Young Ben Franklin leading the party in a game of Quizzo.

Party members discussing their strategy to winning Quizzo.

Party members discussing their strategy to winning Quizzo.



Party members discussing their strategy to winning Quizzo.

Young Ben Franklin posing with one of the first place winners of Quizzo Penn friend, Naomi Kerwin.

Young Ben Franklin, Loretta Evans and old Ben Franklin.

Old Ben Franklin enjoying a birthday laugh.

Young Ben Franklin and old Ben Franklin.

Party guests having a great time.
Bill Dunworth registering our guests.



Ben showing his 100 dollar bills after looking at his picture on them.

Ben striking a pose.

Ben striking a pose.