The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac has two Christmas events on its seasonal calendar, beginning with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on 7 December.
Held at the Administration Building in Stake Bay, the ceremony begins at 6.30pm. Andrea Stevens, president of the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac, invited all residents and tourists to the ceremony.
‘The schools will each perform musical pieces, there will be additional Christmas music, and the Parent Teacher Associations will be encouraged to provide food for sale,’ Ms Stevens added.
Attendees can leave the ceremony with their Christmas shopping taken care of, as well. The Rotary Club will be drawing the winning ticket for the first $2,000 cash giveaway prize for its Holiday Shopping Spree raffle.
‘The money we earn from this [raffle] will be used for an addition to our community library,’ said Ms Stevens.
Raffle tickets are currently on sale for $5 each, available from members of the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac.
Due to Hurricane Paloma’s after-effects, this year’s ceremony will also see a new tree planted for the lighting ceremony.
‘Hurricane Paloma destroyed the tree that our community traditionally used for our tree lighting ceremony,’ said Ms Stevens. ‘The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac has arranged for a replacement tree to be planted in the front yard of the District Administration Building.’
Following on from the lighting ceremony is the Club’s annual Senior Citizens’ Dinner, which is free of charge.
‘All seniors are provided with a nutritious holiday meal and live entertainment,’ Ms Stevens said, adding that all senior citizens are invited to attend. ‘Transportation is also provided for any seniors who need help with this. The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac secures food donations from various local businesses to be able to provide this [dinner].’