The organizers of this event were the Belarusian Peace Foundation, the Education, Sports and Tourism Department of the Volkovysk District Executive Committee and other public district organizations.
Fifteen families, totaling about 40 participants, presented gymnasium No. 1, secondary schools No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Volkovysk, secondary school No. 1 of Rossi, Krasnoselskaya, Gneznovskaya, Vereikovskaya, Shilovichi secondary schools, the Russian Children’s Art School and Volkovysk Agrarian College . All participants of the program were closely acquainted with the activities of the “Belarusian Peace Foundation”, and therefore they took part in the events with pleasure.
Two hours of songs, music, dancing, spectator support and excellent mood – this was the festival. The jury, which, of course, included the activists of the regional organizations of the “Belarusian Peace Foundation, it was not easy to choose the winners – everyone deserved encouragement. Nominations were few, almost every outcome was also given for different age groups. The first place among family ensembles was won by a large family of Shebutovichs who defended the honor of the Secondary School No. 3. Three generations of this wonderful family, including grandparents, deserved the generous applause of the hall. The best family trio was recognized as Victor, Natalia and Mikhail Semak (Secondary School No. 2). Among the family duets in different age categories, the first three places are given to Anna and Alexandra Pyatchits (Shilovichi school), Natalia and Anastasia Blazhevich (secondary school No. 4), Jeanne and Alexander Mazurczyk (gymnasium No. 1). The instrumental duet of my father and son, Valentine and Ales Tolochko, was also noted.
But, regardless of the jury’s verdict, no one left without rewards. Diplomas of participants and memorable gifts were received by all speakers. After all, the family is the main value in the life of any person, therefore each participant of the third Volkovysk festival of family ensembles can rightly consider himself the winner.