MONTEGO BAY — Mayor of Falmouth and Chairman of the Trelawny Parish Council, Councillor Colin Gager, is optimistic of a ‘very successful’ day of work on Labour Day (May 23), at the Troy Primary and Infant School.
Hundreds of citizens from across the hills of upper Trelawny and adjoining areas are expected to spend the day, working and having fun at the school, which has been selected as the National Parish Project for the parish.
The scope of work on the project will include the painting of the school, repairs to damaged sections of the building and installation of cupboards and equipment in the canteen. The parish project, and some 20 other registered ones, will be focusing on educational institutions across the parish under the national theme, “It takes a village to raise a child”.
Speaking at the final Trelawny Labour Day Planning Committee meeting at the Council Chamber in Falmouth on Friday (May 20), Mayor Gager noted overwhelming support from the business community, as well as individuals and community groups. He said that materials for successful completion of the project have been pledged, and refreshment and transportation secured for workers.
He also advised that the usual positive response from citizens of upper Trelawny is guaranteed as they have indicated that they will be spending the day on the project, then stay over for a massive gospel concert in the afternoon.
“This is expected to be a big success, as people in the community are motivated and they will be coming out in their numbers to help with the painting and other work activities on the project,” the Mayor said.
He said that the Council was still collecting donations of material and cash, which is going very well, as each Councillor will be having individual projects in their divisions.
“After all that activity and the hard work are over, we will sit back to an evening of entertainment, in a gospel and cultural concert in the Troy community square,” Mayor Gager told JIS News after the meeting.
“They will be coming out in numbers and, I predict, that it will be one of the biggest events in Troy. All the local churches will be involved…We expect to have a great day of work and excitement,” he said.
By GLENIS ROSE