About 150 Vincentian kids and their parents were treated to another special Christmas treat at the 10th annual party organized by a Vincentian shipping agency, friends and community groups in Brooklyn.
“Once again, it was a huge success and glad we can do our part in spreading the Christmas cheer,” said Atiba Williams, coordinator of the event that is spearheaded by Gideon “Fessy” Yorke, the owner of Standard Shippers on Clarendon Road in Brooklyn, adjacent to Café Omar, who hosted the event, in conjunction with Solid Band, among others, in a Caribbean Life interview.
Williams, president of Bishop’s College, Kingstown, Alumni Association, said the event was “very good, very exciting.
“It was good to see the smile on the kids’ faces,” said Williams, who is also deputy chair of the Cultural Association of Vincentians in the U.S.A. (CAVUSA), a member of the Brooklyn-based SVG Diaspora, Inc.
He said the kids, including toddlers, parents and friends were treated to free gifts, entertainment, and food.
Many kids also participated in dances, karaoke, arts and craft, and sat on Santa’s lap. Popular community advocate Garnes Byron, of Calliaqua, served again as Santa Claus.
Williams also thanked a number of participating organizations and individuals for contributing to the event’s success, including management and staff of Café Omar; management and staff of Standard Shippers; Nekes Promotions; Garnes Byron; SVG Ex Teacher’s Association; VincyCares; Vincy Liberators; Bishop’s College Alumni; Mas Productions Unlimited; Friends of Sion Hill; and McMillan Plumbing.
Others he complimented were: Club St. Vincent; SVG Diaspora, Inc.; K Promotions; D Grind. Com; GIPSVG; Attorney Colin Liverpool; Vincy Culture group; Solid Sounds; Minors Catering; Humble Empress Promotions; DJ Young Ga; DJ Kemmy; Tammy Kirby; Ruth Wilson; Ann Baptiste; and Sam McMillan, among other volunteers.
Story and photos by Nelson King