Free thanksgiving concert tickets for unemployed

The National Workforce Development Agency is giving away free Homecoming Thanksgiving tickets to 1,000 unemployed Caymanians.

Anyone registered at the agency can visit the agency’s office at MidTown Plaza, on the second floor office above Paperman’s coffee shop, and get the free weekend pass.

Lois Kellyman, employment relations manger will make the tickets available on a first come, first served basis.

The homecoming concert, which honors the Cayman Islands’ heritage and culture, takes place at the Agricultural Pavilion in Lower Valley on Friday, Nov. 29.

Gates open at 6.30 p.m. and fireworks begin at 7.30 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 30, there will be a Mini-Agricultural Show and Family Fun Day from 7 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

On Sunday, Dec. 1, organizers of the thanksgiving event are inviting churches from around the islands to join in the celebration.

“Caymanian families are encouraged to prepare traditional Caymanian meals using locally grown produce, and to invite non-family members into their homes for fellowship,” said Samuel Rose, events organizer.

“Giving thanks has always been a Caymanian tradition, however, Cayman Thanksgiving was developed to strengthen our sense of community, preserve our sense of culture, promote Caymanian cooking, and at the same time to support our local agricultural producers”, said Mr. Rose. “Cayman Thanksgiving is an opportunity to unite and to demonstrate care for those in our community who are going through some really tough times.”