Dynamic Do Something festival at Black Pearl

Cayman, the planning stage of the Do
Something Campaign is completed.

It is now time to be blessed and impressed
at a two-day festival concert at Black Pearl Grand Harbour Friday and Saturday
from 3pm to 10 pm.

The event, free to all ages, is
expected to be a large celebration involving stunt shows, skateboarders, live
music, Nintendo Wii gaming, family zones, give-a-ways, food courts and more.

In the line-up are professional
guests like Trip Lee See, Lesha Campbell, Dominic Bali, Papa San, Monty G,
Positive, MXPX and dynamic guest speaker Miles McPherson.

The sporting aspect of the event
takes place 3pm to 6pm and from 6pm to 10pm. The main stage will vibrated with
different bands performing each night. A message of hope will be delivered by Miles
McPherson.

The two-day festival is the
culmination celebration of the various projects Do Something Cayman volunteers
have been involved in.

Rhe festival is not the end of the
Do Something Campaign. “We have every intention of keeping this going,” said
Pastor Al Ebanks chairman of Cayman Ministers Association, which is in partnership
with Mr. McPherson.

Mr. McPherson said people just had
to realise how easy it was to keep the project going after they were gone. “It’s
not rocket science, but going out in the community and saying just five words, ‘how
can I help you’, is all it takes.”

He said the concert is a way to
help sustain and bless volunteer efforts to keep the spirit of the Do Something
World Campaign vibrant and ongoing in the Cayman community.

“However, our intention is that the
service element of working within the community such as the one at the hospital
and other venues will continue under the instigations of the local people,”
said Mr, McPherson.

“Obviously we cannot sustain it at
the concentrated level that we have done over the last two months,” said Pastor
Ebanks. “But we will continue to identify projects, pull the community together
and work on projects moving forward.”

As for the two-day festival, Pastor
Ebanks said they would only have to wait and see what comes out of it and assess
how successful the campaign has been and make improvements on and find out who
is interested in being a part of the initiative.

He said the festival will be great
and bring its own set of energy to the project, but in terms of the needs in
the community, “We can’t do everything at the level of the last two months.

“We need to pull together a team
that are looking at the community and what we can do to serve the community,”
he added.

‘One of the things I have
personally committed to doing is looking at how we can partner with the business
community, the police, government and reaching that small number of youths that
are falling through the cracks.

“I am hoping as a result of the two-day
campaign we gain wisdom, encouragement and motivation to intervene into their
lives. “

Over the past two months,
volunteers and organisers of the Do Something Campaign have been involved in
cleanup projects at the George Town Hospital, the Frances Bodden Girls Home,
central police lockup, John A. Cumber and John Gray schools, Scranton and the
Boys Home.

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