City residents were treated to two movie nights this week, as their parliamentary representative Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic pulled off a Christmas celebration with a difference.
“This is a movie night with some carol singing in between. I started a series of movie nights in various communities within The City. This is the third one and it happens to coincide with the Christmas period, so we decided to add some carol singing as well,” explained Bostic.
Wednesday night’s event was held in Kensington Lodge and was followed up with similar event at London Bourne Towers.
Despite the threat of rains, there was a good turn on both nights and apart from the movies, patrons had lots to eat and drink.
Bostic said he opted not to go for the traditional Christmas party this year, as his focus was not only on fun, but building community spirit.
“It’s very important to have the community interacting like this. Not only at Christmas time, but it is very important in keeping the whole social fabric within The City together,” he said.
“It has to happen at the community level and that is why I have been trying to take a number of activities to the community like sports, recreation, training and so on,” the Opposition Barbados Labour Party spokesman added.
Apart from the social events, he told Barbados TODAY he will be hosting a breakfast for the seniors in the City on Christmas morning.
“It’s something I have been doing for a while now for the senior citizens, especially those who live alone. That’s going to be at the Salvation Army. I’m going to church and I have invited those who are able to join me, to be there for 5 a.m. and then we will have breakfast,” he added.