A large crowd gathered at the Governor’s House last Friday evening for The Ministry of Community Services, Youth, Sports and Gender Affairs second annual Christmas-tree lighting ceremony.
Gathered on the Governor’s lawn, the crowd was treated to singing and music from the Wesleyan Holiness Band and Choir, students from the Prospect, John A. Cumber, East End, and the Bodden Town Primary schools, Devon Edie on the saxophone and Grenda Solomon.
Addressing the crowd, the Governor, Mr. Bruce Dinwiddy, commented briefly on the effects of Hurricane Ivan; welcomed those in attendance and encourage those gathered to still continue to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus. He also shared his sentiment with those who would not able to spend Christmas with their loved ones. He also wished everyone a Merry Christmas from Miss Emma and himself.
After the lighting of the Christmas tree by Mrs. Dinwiddy, the night was filled with the voices of the audience singing ‘Oh Christmas Tree’.
The function was also attended by the Minister of Community Services, Dr. Frank McField, West Bay MLAs Rolston Anglin and Cline Glidden who delivered his address on behalf of the Leader of Government Business McKeeva Bush along with other government officials.
Dr. Frank thanked his Ministry for doing a tremendous job in putting on the event. He also shared his sentiments with those families who would not be together this Christmas because of Hurricane Ivan. He also hoped the best for all.
Attendees also enjoyed refreshments at the end of the programme.