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  • Twelve senior citizens will be honoured by the St. Catherine-based Friendship Sport and Community Club or their contribution to community development.
  • They will be presented with plaques, gift baskets, among other items, at a function to be held on October 26 at the Friendship Primary School.
  • The event is set to commence at 3:30 p.m., and will see the elders being recognised for service to communities such as Fairfield, Ebony Vale, St. John’s Road, Johnson Pen, and Kitson Town.

Twelve senior citizens will be honoured by the St. Catherine-based Friendship Sport and Community Club or their contribution to community development.

They will be presented with plaques, gift baskets, among other items, at a function to be held on October 26 at the Friendship Primary School.

The event is set to commence at 3:30 p.m., and will see the elders being recognised for service to communities such as Fairfield, Ebony Vale, St. John’s Road, Johnson Pen, and Kitson Town.

President of the club, Denise Palmer, told JIS News that the annual event provides an opportunity for youngsters to extend goodwill “to those who have carried us through the years. We will have a medical team giving them check-ups, as well as a small entertainment package.”

Public Relations Officer, Chante Erskine Moffat, said the occasion will be an opportunity to “get from our elders their most memorable moments, and we will see how we can (learn) from some of those stories. Oftentimes, you can’t go wrong when your granny tells you a story, and you can take something from it.”

“Our elders are our heroes and as young persons, we are always looking forward to what we can get from them, and we will always give back. That is what the club is in the practice of doing,” she added.

The event is part of the club’s Heritage Month appreciation for elders. The club, which has been in existence for over 20 years, also works with vulnerable groups such as children in state care.

It has a scholarship programme, through which $50,000 has been provided for two students in high school.

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