Charlestown-Nevis –The venue was the newly relocated Lyn’s Deli, which is now situated next to the ET Willet Park.
The now annual Valentine’s program for the seniors of Nevis, hosted by the Seniors ‘ Division of the Social Services Department.
The grand event was held on Friday 12th February and for the pre valentine event, the seniors not only showed up in huge numbers but were all resplendent in their mainly red and white attire.
A brief ceremony formed a part of the day’s activities. Among those addressing the gathering was Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development, Mr. Keith Glasgow, who admonished the seniors to continue to show LOVE as it is a very important virtue-one which encompasses many other virtues.
Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams was also in attendance and she complimented the seniors on their immaculate dress code for the day. She also implored them to be advocates of showing love to the youngsters within the community.
She further indicated that the Ministry has recently received a new set of steel pans and stated to much applause that the steel pan lessons for the seniors, will resume shortly.
She also revealed that another new initiative by her Ministry for this year, will be the introduction of ball room dancing. This announcement was also received with loud cheers by the seniors.
The introductions were done by Mrs. Kim Singh, Deputy director at the Social Services department and the program was ably chaired by Mrs. Adina Taylor, Education officer.
The vote of thanks was uniquely presented by Sister Eunice Griffin who evoked much laughter during her presentation.
The seniors were then treated to a sumptuous lunch. This was followed by a variety concert of sorts, where the seniors featured in songs; story telling; poems; modeling and dancing.
The event commenced sometime after 11am and the energetic seniors who obviously enjoyed themselves to the max, did not leave Lyn’s Deli until sometime after 3 pm.