More than 300 people celebrated the Rotary Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 5 at Cayman Brac’s Government Administration Building.
In addition to a visit from Santa, there were musical performances, food vendors, Brownies and Guides selling items to raise funds, and a bouncy castle for the children.
Layman Scott High School student Antonia Mena got the evening started with the national song, followed by remarks from Rotary President Lauriese Ashman. Pastor David Woods delivered a devotional, and Kevin Roberts performed a musical interlude before official greetings from District Commissioner Ernie Scott.
The Combined Primary Schools sang, and Brac Power and Light general manager Jonathan Tibbetts also delivered remarks.
Students Matthew Giscombe and Michael Stephens performed an instrumental Christmas medley, followed by the Primary choir singing “Feliz Navidad,” and a performance by the Baptist Boys, Nicholas DaCosta, Jonathan Tibbetts and Remardo Ebanks.
The audience then sang “Joy to the World.”
After the tree lighting video show, introduced by Pastor Audley Scott, Santa and his helpers arrived and distributed gifts to the children. They also assisted with the drawing of the Christmas Cash raffle.
The tree lighting event was organized by the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac, with sponsorship from the Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport, and the Cayman Brac Power and Light Co.