Charlestown-Nevis- Mr. Stephen Hanley, currently the Manager at the Vance Amory International Airport and renowned Cadet and drill major on the island of Nevis, will be the patron for the grand Christmas tree lighting ceremony which will be held in Charlestown on Wednesday 2nd December.
The tree lighting ceremony which is generally regarded as the ‘father of all Christmas tree lighting ceremonies’ on the island is set to be a exciting event.
According to the Director of the Community Development Department, Mrs. Janet Meloney, the evening will feature performances from the Spanish speaking, Guyanese and Jamaican communities based on the island.
Included in the local artistes who will be on show, will be the melodious voices of Tessa Nicholas and Gillian Vaughn, along with a variety of choirs.
Hanley when asked, noted that he was surprised at the call but humbled in the process and invited all and sundry to make the event a very special date.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Meloney also gave an update on the second annual “Miracle on Main Street’ extravaganza.
The now annual event will be held on Friday 11th December in the vicinity of the Tourism Authority Building and the DR Walwyn Plaza.
The event will feature some of the traditional sports such as: Johnny Walker, Japanese girls, Red cross, Giant despair etc.
Persons will also be treated to old time delicacies such as jawbone breakers, pinchies, peppermints, potato puddings, coconut tarts, mawby, ginger beer, sea moss and many more. The Agro-processing Unit and the Abattoir will also feature products at specially reduced prices.
Mrs. Meloney also noted that there will be 25 days of Christmas but 26 days of Christmas tree lighting ceremonies across the island, as the various communities will have tree lighting ceremonies, starting with the one in Charlestown on the 2nd of December