COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTH PROMISES MUCH FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY
Charlestown-Nevis-Director of the Social Development Department of Nevis, Mrs. Janet Meloney, indicated in a recent interview that the upcoming month of May will be dubbed COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTH and her department is planning a host of exciting activities for the benefit of the entire Nevisian community.
Mrs. Maloney took time out to highlight some of the activities being planned for the month:
Sunday 1st May-Thanksgiving service
Monday 2nd May-Jessups Community Center-open day and fish fiesta
Tuesday 3rd May- LET’S TALK program on VON radio-panel discussion on the topic: ‘Communities today, need innovative leaders’
Wednesday 4th May-Graduation ceremony for culinary class at the Franklyn Browne Community Center
Thursday 5th May-Open day at the Hanley’s Road Community Center
Saturday 7th May- Open day and Flea market at the Franklyn Browne Community Center
Wednesday 11th May- Community Development Department Staff Retreat
Thursday 12th May-Open day at the Corn Mill Community Center
Monday 16th May-St. Paul’s Parish fun day
Morning devotions on VON radio
Tuesday 17th May-Open day at the Barnes Ghaut Community Center
Wednesday 18th May-Morning devotions on VON radio
Open day at the Butler’s Community Center and cooking classes
Thursday 19th May-open day at the Cotton Ground Community Center
Friday 20th May-Morning devotions on VON radio
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DAY
Saturday 21st May- BEST OF GINGERLAND TALENT SHOW
Tuesday 24th May-open day at the Prospect Community Center
Wednesday 25th May-open day at the Brown Hill Community Center
Friday 27th May-Jumble sale at the Department of Community Development
Monday 30th May-Open day at the Pond Hill Community Center
Tuesday 31st May- Community Development staff beachnic
Mrs. Meloney pointed out that for the various open days scheduled for the Community Centers across the island, the Center Managers, along with the Community Development Officers and other community minded persons will be planning some unique activities which will certainly excite the persons who attend.
For instance, at Pond Hill, the focus will be on the BREAD NUT and its use in making refined dishes and also a focus on COCOA and its varied uses.
St. Paul’s Parish will be having a fun day and at the Franklyn Browne Community Center, the new attraction of the flea market, will allow interested persons to set up stalls and sell goods at a cheap rate.
The Best of Gingerland talent show also promises to be a rare treat, as Mrs. Meloney indicated that the area of Gingerland has produced many talented individuals. This show will be held at NEPAC and will be used as a fund raiser for the December planned GINGERAMA event.
Mrs. Meloney encouraged everyone to be involved as much as possible in the activities planned for the community month and implored all, to make their respective communities better places, as the island of Nevis will benefit in a huge way.