IN a move that is sure to transform the town of Gros Islet into a “Christmas village” and spread tidings of joy throughout various other communities, the leader of the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM), Therold Prudent, has unveiled a series of non-political events which he hopes will lift the spirits of the people of Gros Islet this Christmas.
The activities, which are set to commence tomorrow and will continue through Christmas morning, will showcase a large assortment of holiday flags and other seasonal decorations along Dauphin Street. Other highlights will include a festival of lights and carolling on the evening of December 15 on Marie Therese Street and a Santa street parade on December 22, which will feature Santa Claus and his helpers as they distribute hundreds of free chocolates and other holiday confectionery to residents and other visitors to the community.
Two planned open-air movie nights will feature the Christmas classics “Home Alone”, starring Macaulay Culkin, and “Miracle on 34th Street”, starring Edmund Gwenn. Attendees will be served ginger beer, freshly roasted peanuts and other light refreshments.
These events, which are also expected to draw on the memories of Christmases of old, will include early morning carolling through the streets of Gros Islet and its environs. On each of these mornings, free coffee and tea will be served outside the LPM headquarters. Other highlights will include a series of Christmas parties for close to 200 children from communities across the Gros Islet constituency.
The grand finale of “Christmas in Gros Islet” is scheduled for the morning of December 25 on Marie Therese Street. There will be an open-air Christmas breakfast and a free raffle draw, where fabulous prizes will be won.