Kicking Off the Holiday Season
YES exchange student from Gaza poses with Indiana host family in downtown Nashville

Luna (Gaza) & Indiana family head south

[This article is part of the December 2023 issue of PAX Press.]

The Haiflich’s headed south from Indiana to Nashville, Tennessee for some Thanksgiving fun! We visited Broadway Street to see the honkey tonks, hear some amazing music, and see all the sights. We spent Thanksgiving in Altamont with family enjoying all the traditional Thanksgiving favorites.

We went Black Friday shopping and shopped until we dropped at the Opry Mills Mall. Luna’s favorite was seeing the big buildings in downtown Nashville and spending extra time with her host sister Kathleen, who is away at Indiana University but was able to join the family fun.

—Brianne Haiflich (IN), host mom of Luna (YES, Gaza)