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Light of St Philip

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Light of St Philip

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THE ONLY THING BRIGHTER than the smiles on the faces of the children in King George V Memorial Park on Saturday night was the thousands of lights on display.

In what has quickly become a Christmas tradition, hundreds of people, mostly children, flocked to the annual St Philip Christmas party.

Coordinator of the event, Member of Parliament for St Philip North and Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley, said that the community-based initiative was growing every year.

“We’re getting bigger and bigger. It’s a community effort and all the community members come together and help. This is really a landmark at Christmas in Barbados. We’ve expanded a lot this year and were looking to get bigger and better as time goes by,” he said.

Lashley noted that the party featured performances from several artistes, including a group from St Philip Primary School and soca icon Red Plastic Bag.

The minister also took to the stage with sticks and drum to entertain the audience.

Some 400 gifts were due to be distributed to the children in attendance. (AD)