By:Curtis Morton

Charlestown-Nevis-According to Facilitator Sylvester Wallace, the cake making and decorating class which was held at the Charles L. Walters Community Center, located at Hanley’s Road, was a tremendous success.

The class commenced on January 12th and concluded on 12th April 2016. Mr. Wallace spoke highly of the camaraderie, willingness to learn and enthusiasm of the class members. The class actually commenced with thirty students but twenty-eight successfully completed the course.

The closing ceremony and presentation of certificates was held on Tuesday 19th April at the Charles L. Walters Community Center.

Also making a sterling presentation at the event, was Miss D. Michelle Liburd, Asst. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development, who applauded the participants of the course for grabbing ‘a second chance to learn a new skill.’
She noted that some persons did the course so that they can cut down on money spent on their ‘sweet tooth’, while others would make it into a career choice or a ‘side job,’ as an aspect of entrepreneurship.

She encouraged them to follow their dreams and also to pass on their newly acquired skills to family members and friends.

The ceremony was ably chaired by Center Manager, Ms. Elmeader Brookes and was enhanced by a video presentation by chief coordinator of the class, Community Development Officer, Miss Tracey Parris, who encapsulated visions of the class in a series of pictures which obviously caused the participants to smile.

The participants also surprised Mr. Wallace by presenting a song and a poem which spoke to their class room experience with their newly acquired skills. They were both well received by the appreciative audience.
Participant, Mr. Eric Singh gave the class response and also spoke to the camaraderie and new friendships developed through the class sessions. He also had high commendations for the organizing skills of Miss Tracey Parris and the teaching ability of Mr. Wallace.

Participant Shefton Liburd who had earlier done the invocation, also presented a gift on behalf of the class, to Miss Tracey Parris and this was followed by similar gift presentations by Mrs. Humee Rawlins to facilitator Wallace.
Each participant was then presented with a certificate by Asst. Permanent Secretary, Miss D. Michelle Liburd.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Miss Tracey Parris and then all present had the opportunity to witness the wide variety of cakes on display, which were made by the participants and were also able to sample them.
The various types of cakes included: Plain cake; fruit cake; German cake; Carrot cake; chocolate cake; Swiss roll and cheese cake.

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