Soufriere chil­dren en­joy Foun­da­tion’s Christ­mas Party

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Sun­day 21st De­cem­ber over 150 chil­dren from Soufriere de­scended on the beau­ti­ful grounds of the Soufriere Com­pre­hen­sive Sec­ondary School to en­joy the an­nual Christ­mas Party. The event, which is hosted by the Soufriere Foun­da­tion, brings to­gether the less for­tu­nate chil­dren of the com­mu­nity to en­joy the foods and drinks as­so­ci­ated with the Christ­mas sea­son.

As cus­tom­ary, chil­dren se­lected by their prin­ci­pals from Fond St. Jac­ques, Etangs, Bou­ton and Soufriere schools came ready to party – and that they did. They were kept on their toes through­out the four hour event by DJ Ter­rick of Wiggy Sounds.

To add more piz­zazz to this year’s event, face paint­ing and the bouncy cas­tle were in­tro­duced. Both proved to be a huge favourite of the chil­dren caus­ing the ar­eas host­ing th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties to be a con­stant hive of ac­tiv­ity.

Un­der the fast-fad­ing light, Santa Claus, donned in his tra­di­tional wear but with­out the white beard, started de­liv­er­ing gifts. Re­gard­less of sex or age, ev­ery child was treated to a Christ­mas present and a snack pack. The joy­ous smiles on the faces of the young ones spoke vol­umes about their hap­pi­ness and sat­is­fac­tion.

The event is or­ga­nized by the Soufriere Foun­da­tion’s So­cial Com­mit­tee and is in its 5th year. An­nu­ally, it re­ceives spon­sor­ship from sev­eral lo­cal phil­an­thropic busi­nesses. “The Soufriere Foun­da­tion is deeply grate­ful to the staff and spon­sors for their con­tin­u­ous in­volve­ment. With­out their support and com­mit­ment this event would not have grown into what it is to­day,” said Wal­ter Fran­cois, Soufriere Foun­da­tion Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer.

Shar­ing the love of Christ­mas.

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