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Appeal to donate canned food

Donna Sealy

Appeal to donate canned food
Tracey Knight-Lloyd (Picture by Reco Moore)

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Patrons attending Carols By Candlelight next month are being asked to bring more than toys and gifts for children this year.

Tracey Knight-Lloyd, president-elect and chairman of the Rotary Club’s organising committee for the 26th edition of the event being held on December 11 and 12 at the Globe Drive-In, said in addition to the gifts for children aged one to 12, they will be distributing food hampers.

“This year, given the need that exists in our communities, we are also asking our patrons to kindly donate one canned item of food, not expired, so that we can distribute food hampers for those in need,” she said at the official launch yesterday at the Barbados Light & Power’s Christie Conference Room in Bay Street, St Michael.

The show will be recorded and shown on the big screen while families stay in their bubbles as it was last year, when they had to change from the traditional location of Ilaro Court due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Christ Church drive-in can accommodate 320 vehicles.

This year’s slate of performers, announced by Tamara Marshall who works with the club on this aspect, are Natahlee, Mikey, Mahalia Cummins, Neesha Woodz, Pastor John Yarde, iWeb, Sadera Forde, Marisa Lindsay, Alan Shepherd, Ishiaka McNeil, JJ Poulter, Powerhouse Studios, Dancin’ Africa, and Anna Greenidge who sang a few lines of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas at the launch.

Knight-Lloyd thanked the sponsors, which include Sagicor Life and Sagicor General, Digicel, First Citizens Barbados, FirstCaribbean International Bank, Trident Insurance, Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd, Emera, Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd and Signia Finance. (GBM)