Savannah celebrates seniors

Savannah Newlands revelers were out in full force at the senior citizens’ Christmas party on Wednesday, Dec. 16. It was a jolly affair, with the weather cooperating and much holiday cheer to be had.  

More than 200 seniors attended the event, which was held at the Savannah/Newlands playfield. With Woody DaCosta acting as emcee, the evening featured great food, music, a raffle and gifts, not to mention a visit from Santa. 

“The night was just awesome,” said event chair Heather Bodden. 

“It rained that whole week, but Wednesday night Dec. 16 was the most beautiful night. A lovely cool Savannah breeze floated over the venue and the evening was filled with fun, food and friendship.” 

Everything was beautifully decorated for the holidays, and the entertainment was led mostly by area youth. 

“It pleased the crowd so much hearing the lovely voices of youngsters, and the young received a lot of praise from the crowd on their performances,” said Ms. Bodden. 

“Santa came dressed as a cowboy, riding through the gate entrance to everyone’s glee. It was a magical night.” 

The event marked its 24th year in 2015, which Ms. Bodden noted was hosted by Sav-New CoDAC and only made possible through the assistance of the committee, a wide range of individual volunteers, and groups including the Lions of Tropical Gardens. 

Event sponsors included A.L. Thompson, Cox Lumber, Tortuga rum, Flow, the Cayman Islands Baptist Church, Lynn Bodden, Bodden & Bodden and Cayman National Bank, as well as Bodden Town MLAs. 

From left, Woody DaCosta, Dan Ebanks and Baldwin Jackson

From left, Woody DaCosta, Dan Ebanks and Baldwin Jackson

Limore Ebanks, left, with her mother, Ms Lonie.

Limore Ebanks, left, with her mother, Ms Lonie.

Elmie Ebanks, Olivine Solomon and Mary Lou Senior

Elmie Ebanks, Olivine Solomon and Mary Lou Senior

Winifred Sykes and Bishop Nicholas Sykes

Winifred Sykes and Bishop Nicholas Sykes

Pastor Randy Von Kanel, left, Dan Ebanks, center, and Minister Wayne Panton

Pastor Randy Von Kanel, left, Dan Ebanks, center, and Minister Wayne Panton

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