Coco Fest raises 2.6K for Meals on Wheels

Cayman’s annual celebration of all things coconut – Coco Fest – earlier this month raised more than $2,600 for Meals on Wheels.

Hundreds of people descended on Pedro St. James on Saturday, 8 Feb., for the fifth annual Coco Fest.

Pedro St. James operations manager Deborah Bodden said in a press release, “We saw a high level of support for our national historical site and this year’s chosen charity Meals on Wheels.”

The event raised $2,673, with $1 from each paid admission, $300 from drink sales of rum and coconut water, sales of raffle tickets and additional donations.”

Meals on Wheels general manager Jennifer West said of the event, “On all levels, Coco Fest was a blessing to Meals on Wheels; we were indeed able to enroll delivery volunteers, as well as Coin Drive volunteers.”

She added, “A heartfelt thanks to Pedro [St. James], Fidelity Bank and the Tourism Attraction Board for hosting such an amazing, cultural event and for supporting our cause at the same time.”

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