Reinstating unity within the community is the objective behind a number of events and activities organized in District 1 as part of their Christmas Village event set for Saturday, December 17, 2022, at the Capoon’s Bay ground where activities will run from noon to 10:00 pm.
Ms Natalie O. Hodge, a member of the District 1 community group during a December 8, 2022, interview with JTV’s The Big Story said for the Christmas season 2022, they are bringing the community together in a big way and the entire territory is invited.
Ms Natalie O. Hodge, a member of the
District 1 community group during a December 8, 2022, interview with
JTV’s The Big Story said for the Christmas season 2022, they are
bringing the community together in a big way and the entire territory is
Kiddies Zone will be available - Ms Hodge
going to be storytelling movies for children because of course it’s a
family fun-filled event,” she added while detailing that available at
the event will be a kiddies’ zone with a bouncy house.
however noted that only members of the district will be permitted to
vend at the event on the day in question, “District one vendors will
have local traditional foods on sale. So that is open to just District
One vendors. And then we are also going to have demonstrations, how to
make dumb bread and sugar cake,” she added.
The event will also
feature a sing-out competition, as well as a tart competition “So what
we are going to do for this village is to judge the tarts based on their
category, so all coconut tarts are going to be in one category, all
guava tarts, pineapple, guava berry… so the person who bakes the best in
each category,” she said will win that category.
Food & Drink Competitions
There are plans also for a local drink competition on that day and Ms Hodge said that there will be fabulous prizes for all the competitions.
Going forward into the new year for District 1, Ms Hodge said there are a number of committees that have been established such as a career fair committee and they will be hosting workshops as part of local workforce development initiatives where they will identify areas in trade that can bring jobs to the district.
“We have the beautification committee, they have already hit the ground running since the hurricanes they went around to different areas... planting palms and shrubs to back that beauty in the District,” Ms Hodge shared.