JIS News

About 500 indigent adults and children in Morant Bay and surrounding communities in St. Thomas, will be feted by the Mayor of Morant Bay, Councillor Hanif Brown, at the annual Mayor’s treat, scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 24, at the Anglican Church Hall in Morant Bay, beginning at 3:00 p.m.
The event, organised by the St. Thomas Parish Council, is funded by the Mayor, along with monetary contributions from individuals and business entities in the parish. It will cater for 200 children, who will receive goody bags, ice cream and other give-a-ways, while the adults will receive gift bags containing food items, such as rice, flour, sugar and peas.
Mayor Brown told JIS News that the projected cost of staging the function was some $350,000.00.
“This year, the inflows of the contributions have not been as robust as last year, but we are committed to the cause,” he added. He commended those business owners who have responded “fairly well” and urged others who have not yet contributed to do so at the earliest opportunity.
The Mayor said the event was an occasion to give something back to society, noting that both children and adults look forward to the treat.
“It’s a time when we can give back to society, in recognition of the fact that we care, because the people are always our best partner and events like these demonstrate to the wider community our commitment to people, especially in times of need,” he added.
He said that it was also a time for Councillors and Directors of the St. Thomas Parish Council to get closer to the people.

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