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Treat for the elderly

Mingling with the crowd.

About 400 people, mostly senior citizens, broke bread together at a luncheon on Sunday hosted by MP for the St. Joseph, Dale Marshall.

He told Barbados TODAY that he was delighted at the largest ever attendance at the annual event, which was held at Grantley Adams Memorial School.

Rector of St. Joseph’s Parish Church, Reverend Errington Massiah, said the prayers ahead of the first serving of the meals, which were also distributed to shut-ins.

In addition to DJ Rocking Sugar Daddy, Wayne Jackman provided entertainment and serenaded some of the women during the luncheon that started at 12:30 p.m. and ended around 5:30 p.m.

Reflecting on the difficulties that all Barbados faced this year, Marshall said: “2012 has been a difficult year for all Barbadians. None has been spared its travails. But with the Christmas season comes renewed hope and optimism. The hardships that we have endured, give way to a spirit of giving.”

St. Joseph came out in their numbers.

He wished everyone well and promised his constituents that with the BLP “next Christmas will be better!”

In addition to the seniors, several specially invited needy families were in attendance to enjoy the camaraderie and the spirit of the season. (DS)

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