Cayman Brac recently got into the Christmas spirit with a large-scale tree lighting ceremony.
A large crowd assembled at the grounds of the District Administration Building for the annual Rotary Club of Cayman Brac tree lighting ceremony. Fraulein Whorms, accompanied by Astrid Scott on the keyboard, sang the National Song.
After a welcome by District Commissioner Ernie Scott, children from all schools put on a spectacular show of song and dance. School psychologist and secretary of the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac, Sue Ingham, along with Year Two teacher at West End Primary School Patrice Dilbert and her nine students plugged in the lights to not one, but two trees.
A small arborvitae had been planted by the club months ago because Hurricane Paloma had destroyed the community’s traditional Christmas tree. The arborvitae is still a “baby” so a pole tree was also decorated.
Soon the Fire Service arrived with Santa Claus and Frosty. With help from Mrs. Claus, they presented each child from Year Six to newborns with books and candy canes.
Club president and emcee Andrea Stevens thanked them all, and extended special thanks to the District Commissioner’s Office, Public Works Department, Cayman Brac Power and Light, Raymond Scott and Chris Randall for their assistance.