This year marks the 16th year that Leader of the New Democratic Party and Opposition Leader Hon. Arnhim Eustace celebrated the Christmas season with an all day event for more than 100 elderly and shut in East Kingstown constituents. This year, the older citizens from the constituency were brought to the NDP headquarters for a day of togetherness, good food, Christmas carols, and entertainment. Others had their lunch and food baskets delivered to their homes.
Many of the persons who enjoy this event every year took the opportunity to dance, and meet with friends and to talk about the times and the politics of the day.
The day began with a mid morning snack for the participants, some of whom arrived with their grandchildren in tow. This was followed by a Christmas luncheon and evening interlude of games, and remarks from the Leader and the participants themselves.
Eustace was in a buoyant mood saying this about the event, “this Christmas celebration started in 1998 and has continued for 16 consecutive years. We look forward every year to bringing our older constituents together for a day out which we all thoroughly enjoy.”