By:Curtis Morton

Charlestown-Nevis-Director of the Community Development Department, Mrs. Janet Meloney, on Tuesday of this week officially released the dates for the Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, throughout the various communities across the island, for 2016.

She noted that Christmas is a much anticipated time of year and she opined that the season will be a great one for the people of Nevis.

The Christmas tree lighting ceremonies will commence on Wednesday 30th of November with the Grand National ceremony, which will be held as per usual, at the Memorial square in Charlestown.

Mrs. Meloney stopped short of naming the patron for this year but paused to pay tribute to the late Stephen Hanley, who passed away recently and who was the honoured patron last year.

She noted that this first tree lighting ceremony will be one with a difference and one the general public cannot afford to miss.

Quite apart from the usual speeches and carol singing, there will be a live concert, hosted by the Nevis Youth Department, which will feature some of the finest singers and acts on the island. The ceremony commences promptly at 6.30 pm.

She listed the other tree lighting ceremonies as follows:

Cane Garden-Upper Cane Garden-December 10th at 6.30 pm

Newcastle-Cacky’s Shop-December 10th -7.00 pm

Pond Hill-December 11th at 7.00 pm

Butlers-Community Center ground-December 12th at 7.00 pm

Government Road-Top of Government Road-December 15th at 7.00 pm

Garners-Icelma Daniel’s shop-December-15th at 7.00 pm

Brown Hill-Community Center grounds-December 16th at 7.00 pm

Westbury/Cades Bay-Geothermal Bar-December 16th-at 7.00 pm

Prospect-Elderly home-December 17th-6.30 pm

Rawlins Village-Next to Paulette’s shop at Cart path-December 17th at 7.00 pm

Barnes Ghaut-Community Center grounds-December 17th at 7.00 pm

Camps/Combermere-Community Center grounds-December 17th at 7.00 pm

Market shop-December 18th– 7.00 pm

Brick Kiln-opposite the ‘Squeeze up bar’—December 18th at 7.00 pm

Hanley’s Road-Community Center ground-December 19th at 6.30 pm

Cox Village-Cox Gazebo-December 19th at 6.00 pm

Fountain/Mount Lily-Next to Elfreda Cornelius’ shop-December 19th at 7.00 pm

Jessups-Community Center ground-December 20th at 7.00 pm

Craddock Road—Basketball court-December 20that 7.00 pm

Church Ground-Church Ground Hill-December 21st at 7.00 pm

Cotton Ground—Community Center ground-December 22nd at 7.00 pm

Bath Village-Round about square-December 22nd at 7.00 pm

Cole Hill—Pancho’s shop-December 22nd at 7.00 pm

Brown Pasture-Brown Pasture shop-December 23rd at 7.00 pm

Zion Village-Bottom of Zion Hill—date and time to be finalized

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