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Virtual Carols by Candlelight December 14


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Virtual Carols by Candlelight December 14
Alan Sheppard (left), Paula Hinds and Tamara Marshall are among the cast of Carols by Candlelight. (Picture by Shanice King)

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Barbadians are being encouraged to attend the Rotary Club of Barbados’ Virtual Carols by Candlelight in their numbers.

The club’s major fundraiser had to be adapted because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will now be held on December 14 at the Globe Drive-In, instead of the usual Sunday at Ilaro Court, the Prime Minister’s official residence.

Speaking at the launch of the popular show on Thursday at Hilton Barbados, president-elect Robin Ford, who chairs the fundraising committee responsible for planning the 25th edition of the event, said it would be the “same great show but viewing in your own space”.

He also noted that the “unique and historic” event, made possible through sponsors and donors such as First Citizens Bank, would comprise two 90-minute shows at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., with performances, highlights of some of Barbados’ main attractions plus projects the club completed over the years.

Performers will be Cultural Ambassador Stedson Red Plastic Bag Wiltshire, Anderson Mr Blood Armstrong, Alan Sheppard, Tamara Marshall, Mighty Bit Bit, Paula Hinds, G-Syndicate, Izza Vybe and Trumpet Boy Entertainment, Louise Woodvine Dance Academy, Sundown Superheroes, Joel Brooks, Phoenix Steel, The Groove, Millennial Sounds, and Homer Parranderos Parang Band from Trinidad and Tobago.

Admission is by ticket only and there is one price per car, regardless of the number of occupants. The number of cars that can be accommodated each show is 340.

Patrons are also asked to bring gifts for children.

All COVID-19 protocols will be observed, such as temperature checks and contract tracing.

The monies raised from the show go toward various projects, such as the Secondary School Water Tank Project. The aim is to provide new water tanks or refurbish existing ones at the 21 Government secondary schools. (GBM)

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