As a way of giving back to the
community, Bodden Town District Council along with Health Minister Mark
Scotland and MLA Dwayne Seymour made sure residents had a good time during the
There was the annual Children’s
Christmas parties at Savannah Playfield and Coe Wood Beach with food, gifts and
activities, and four youngsters were winners of new bicycles.
A Stress Free concert was held on
Coe Wood Public Beach, featuring international recording artist Tanya Stephens,
along with local acts Stuart Wilson & Love Culture and Bona Fide.
The annual seniors Christmas dinner
was held at Nurse Josie Centre in Gun Square. The dinner was well attended and
along with enjoying the food and gifts, seniors reminisced about the good old
days to the sounds of Impulse band.
“The BTDC did a great job putting
all the events together. I was really happy to see so many children come out,
receive gifts and enjoy themselves,” said Mr. Scotland. “The thought of giving
away four brand new bicycles and the winners being well deserving children was
also a plus.
“When we do these Christmas parties
every year, I always look forward to the seniors’ party. The greatest joy I get
is when I see the seniors talking and catching up with each other,” he said,
adding that some of them haven’t seen each other in months, sometimes years.
Mr. Seymour thanked corporate
sponsors for continuously seeing the value in showing appreciation at this time
of year to the citizens of Bodden Town.
“I would like to thank the BTDC for
all their hard work in bringing such a historic and thunderous weekend together
with four events back-to-back effectively touching the lives of children,
adults and our seniors. I pray that we can continue to be a ray of joy at this
special time of year for many years to come,” he said.
BTDC Deputy Chair Richard Christian
said it was a lot of hard work putting the events together, and they could not
have done it without the sponsors and hard work put in by the volunteers, the
committee and office assistant Yvette MacMillan. “At the end of the last event,
I truly felt a deep satisfaction inside to see the children enjoy themselves,
and I was blessed at the seniors’ party to learn about Cayman history and meet
people that contributed to the success of the Cayman Islands.”