Summer maybe officially over but the McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Vision of “Making Things Happen” lives on!
It was my son’s first time to join the Kiddie Crew and attend the Grand Graduation as well. The culminating event was designed primarily to be a mini-fair of impressive proportions unequaled to this day, by rival fast food franchises.
Upon entering the World Trade Center Manila, we saw several life-sized standees not only of our fave McDo characters but also an array of our beloved community helpers. At first, we were clueless about their presence but later during the program itself, we understood the reason why.
To my son’s surprise, I gave him a pop quiz about the standees’ names in both English and Filipino. He happily indulged his mother for a while before he ran to his fave, that of a soldier or “sundalo” in the vernacular.
Though the obstacle course lasted for only a few seconds, clearly it was Tutapel’s fave booth in the fair. (For better quality, please switch to 720 HD by clicking the gear button).
For obvious reasons, McDonald’s passed up the pink theme in favor of its signature red, yellow and orange colors. (Stars over you. Mama said, Papa said, I love you!)
As a typical six year-old boy overflowing with boundless energy, Tutapel had a blast with the inflatable bounce house!
A number of companies were there to promote specific products geared towards school-aged kids.
When I heard that our fave book publisher Adarna House was also present at the event, my son and I searched high and low; but to no avail.
Several minutes before the program, we seated ourselves near the entrance while hubby Bala and my nephew Chix exchanged our meal vouchers.
A few minutes after, the room became pitch-black and the stage started glowing in hues of red and blue signalling the start of the programme. (For better quality, please switch to 720 HD by clicking the gear button).
Right after this Cirque de Soleil-Let It Go-esque inspired production number, Ms. Jackie Lou Blanco gave an equally impressive performance alongside a plethora of talented dancers.
Still a few minutes later, Ms. Jackie introduced his co-host for the duration of the event, popular Broadcast Journalist, Atom Araullo.
As a fitting development, Ronald McDonald went on stage and exchanged a cycle of friendly banter with the hosts as well as the rest of the McDo gang.
At one point, live acts of the community helpers took center stage so that they can share with the kids, about their specific job description.
“As we gather here today
We make our pledge
To serve others, to be the best.
Let nothing bring us down
Always say we can!
Let the whole world know
We’re gonna make things happen.”
-“Make Things Happen“
McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Anthem