Prime Minister, Opposition Leader host Christmas parties for children
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and Leader of the Opposition Philip J Pierre both hosted Christmas parties for children recently.
The Prime Minister posted to Facebook on December 17, 2019, "By now it is no secret that my favorite event for Christmas, is the annual Prime Minister's Christmas Party for Differently-abled Children.
Every year, we try our best to bring some extra cheer and to make the day as festive and memorable as possible for this special group. Their treats range from delicious food & drinks, fun games & activities and their personal Christmas presents hand delivered by our Lucian Santa Claus.
PM Chastanet, Pierre Host Christmas Parties for Children
The many hugs and bright smiles always make it oh so worth it. I am extremely grateful to the staff of my office as well as the businesses and embassies who contributed to make this a reality and also to the teachers, parents and guardians for facilitating their attendance.
I also extend many thanks to the volunteers especially the executive of the National Students Council for taking time out to help make this event as joyous as it could be. Happy Holidays!"
Check out the gallery below with highlights of the event.
Meanwhile, Pierre posted to Facebook on December 17, 2019, "Last weekend I hosted for the twenty-sixth time the Castries East Annual Children Party. This event is not about politics, it is not about votes but about my extended family, the children of my constituency.
This event gives our children an opportunity to socialize while enjoying Christmas goodies. I try to ensure that each child receives a gift as a mark of appreciation for their presence. I really enjoyed these two afternoons spent with the children, their innocence is one to admire. There was no pretending or hypocrisy, just children having a good time, which I too had.
I also noticed that a few of the parents present once attended these very parties over the years as children. How time flies!
We all had a wonderful time. A special thank you to the volunteers, sponsors and principals who facilitated and assisted in the staging of the parties.
#PhilipPierre for the youth!