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  • Residents of the St. James Infirmary in Montego Bay were treated to delicious meals and showered with gifts during their annual Christmas treat on Saturday (December 20).
  • The event, sponsored by Margaritaville Entertainment and Restaurant in collaboration with Rainforest Seafoods, Montego Bay, included 30 children and adults from the Albion community where the infirmary is located.
  • Matron of the St. James Infirmary, Jacqueline Wilson, told JIS News that the annual Christmas treat is highly anticipated by the residents.

Residents of the St. James Infirmary in Montego Bay were treated to delicious meals and showered with gifts during their annual Christmas treat on Saturday (December 20).

The event, sponsored by Margaritaville Entertainment and Restaurant in collaboration with Rainforest Seafoods, Montego Bay, included 30 children and adults from the Albion community where the infirmary is located.

Matron of the St. James Infirmary, Jacqueline Wilson, told JIS News that the annual Christmas treat is highly anticipated by the residents.

“As the time drew near, one could feel the anxiety and great expectation among the elderly population. Many of them have already experienced a number of these and were really excited and happy,” she said.

Mrs. Wilson expressed appreciation to the sponsors “for what they have been doing for the home and for making Christmas come alive for the residents, many of whom made their own contributions to society in some way.”

She called for more support for the facility from Corporate Montego Bay.

Human Resource Manager at Margaritaville, Gillian Windross, told JIS News that the company has been staging the annual Christmas treat for the past 10 years and feel it was their duty to assist in “some small way”.

“We are truly happy to have partnered with Rainforest during these many years to bring joy and happiness in the lives of the country’s less fortunate, especially at this time of year,” she said.

“We have also started our monthly dinner programme for all residents, and we come here and serve them a delicious dinner every last Saturday of the month. To be assisting them in this way is our privilege, as Christmas is about giving and this is our way of giving back to society,” Ms. Windross told JIS News.

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