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Feast of Lights 2011
The University of the Southern Caribbean’s Annual Feast of Lights and Tree Lighting Event was held on November 27, 2011 in the University’s main auditorium. Faculty, staff, students and community members were all in attendance.
Beginning promptly at 6:00 pm, the event featured various music groups who all gathered to herald in the Christmas season. Included on the list of performers were: the University’s Praise Team, the Fine Arts Choir, HIS LUV, and Another Six.
The event’s Guest of Honour was Sergeant in charge of the Maracas, St. Joseph Police Station, Sergeant Sheldon David. In his brief address to the audience, he provided tips on how one can be safe during the holiday season.
President elect of the University, Dr. Clinton Valley was the first to take part in the tradition of pinning money to the tree, and members of the audience followed. The amounts collected from this year’s proceedings will be used to rebuild the house of a community member whose home was washed away earlier this year.
As the attendees gave ear to various carols, and classical pieces, the joy of Christmas could be seen on their faces through the smiles they wore. This was a simple reminder that spreading goodwill and cheer should be given top priority and be displayed by all members of our community.
The tree lighting ceremony followed the indoor service as many visited the tree located on the grounds of the administration building. There, light refreshments and fellowship brought an end to a remarkably memorable Feast of Lights service.