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Dfoun returned to Dfouniehs


Congratulations to all the Dfouniehs for the wonderful news that came out on Christmas eve to announce that our dear village has been returned to us. The damage that sweaped most of the properties if not all does not matter anymore. As Fakhreddine once said: " We can rebuild it with our love and our will".

On February 25th 2001, the Bell returned to the Bell Tower in Dfoun. It was donated by Mr. Raji Akl Abi-Aad and his sons. The Bell was tried by many Dfouniehs present that day. Here are some pictures taken that day.

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Aménagement et Patrimoine, sous les directives de l’architecte - restaurateur Elie Hakim et son équipe, est entrain de s’occuper de plusieurs demeures à Dfoun avec comme souci premier de conserver le cachet singulier et typiquement libanais du village tout en répondant aux besoins modernes des concernés. Que ce soit dans la restauration, des ajouts ou dans les nouvelles constructions (Maisons de Karam et de Saadeh Abi Aad par exemple) le mot d’ordre est clair, pas de main architecturale lourde pour gâcher l’environnement physique mais plutôt un respect total de l’ensemble à travers même les matériaux utilisés, construire à certains endroits directement avec la pierre comme dans le cas de la maison de Tony Francis…

Here is a report from Dfoun, if you like please send us your report.

I was yesterday (Sunday Jan 20th, 2001) and I can tell you "warshat wa kaimat" Most of the Dfounieh were there : Bchara Yaacoub & family, Youssef Said & family, Toni Emile Makhoul & Family, Selim Tanios Family, Chafica Boutros, Halim Family, Anis Frem Family, Louis Mansour family, Salim Mansour family, Rachid Tanios family, Youssef Frem Family, Said Antoun Family, Naji Boulos Family, Gergeh Chehdan Family, Maroun Nehmeh Family, Dalal Gerges & family, Rabiha, Rabih, Adla, Michel Boutros Family, Said Rachid Family, Chaker Farid Family, Joseph Samir, Gebran Gergi family, Akl Gergi family, Farideh family, Ayoub Boulos family, Rita Salim family, Jacqueline Salim, Mikhael Abdo, ect. Most of them began to repair their houses, and are very happy to be there again.

Here is another report :

...WE SAW SO MUCH PEOPLE AND THEY ALL WORK IN THEIR HOMES AND TOOK THE LUNCH WITH THEM OR EVEN MAKE BREAD ON THE SAJ. OTHER PEOPLE TOOK BARBECUE, MANAKISH, TABBOULEH, FATAYER AND MOAJJANAT. I SAW YESTERDAY ISSAM AND FAMILY, ELIE JOSEPH, RITA AND FAMILY, SALIM TANIOS FAMILY, JEAN AKL, YOUSSEF SAID AND ALL FAMILY, BECHARA YAACOUB AND ALL FAMILY, GEBRAN GERGI, AKL GERGI AND FAMILY, TONY FRANCIS, RACHID TANIOS AND ALL FAMILY, CAMIL BOULOS FAMILY, DALIDA ANWAR, ELIE CHEYBAN, ANIS FREM AND ALL FAMILY, YOUSSEF FREM FAMILY, AMIN BOUTROS AND ALL FAMILY AND HIS MOTHER, MICHEL BOUTROS AND HIS FAMILY, ADLA MICHEL, LOUIS MANSOUR FAMILY, SOUAD SAMIR FAMILY, GEORGES SAMIR AND HIS WIFE MIMO, ASMA SALIM MANSOUR AND HER MOTHER MILADY, TANIOS ELIAS FAMILY, NADIM DARWICHE FAMILY, ELIE SALIM FAMILY, NAJI BOULOS FAMILY, NASSIB JOSEPH, CHARLES CHEHDAN FAMILY, TONY SAFI FAMILY (HE REPAIRED HIS HOUSE AND PAINTED IT INSIDE AND OUTSIDE), ROBERT EDOUARD FAMILY, MICHEL RACHID FAMILY, TANIOS CHUKRI FAMILY, BASSAM BARAKAT FAMILY, GABY CHUKRI, DR. ABDALLAH, WADIH ELIAS, MICHEL CHAYBAN FAMILY, JOSEPH HALIM FAMILY AND MANY OTHERS...

Here is the news as it appeared in "Al Anwar" newspaper on December 24, 2000

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