Early Christmas treat for Glengoffe seniors

December 16, 2015
Rasbert Turner Photo This senior was busy helping with the meal preparation at the recent treat.
Rasbert Turner Photo Jerk chicken was also on the menu for the treat.
Rasbert Turner Photo Lilieth Ivy danced up a storm at the treat.
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Eighty-four-year-old Lilieth Ivy danced herself into the hearts of many who turned out at the Pentecostal City Mission Church in Glengoffe, St Catherine, last Sunday.

"I realise that I can dance very good from I was a child, so today is very special for me. So I am dancing to the music," Ivy said with a broad smile.

The vivacious woman, who was dressed in red blouse and black skirt, said she has been a foundation member of the church community for more than 50 years and she looks forward to the yearly celebration, which is held on the second Sunday in December for seniors in communities around Glengoffe.

"I remember most of these persons as a child. Now I live abroad, I make it my duty to bring gifts to enhance their Christmas holidays," Theresa Christie said.

prizes and goodies

During the day's proceedings, the senior citizens were given various prizes and goodies. They were also treated to food and refreshments throughout the day.

Entertainment was also provided by the host, Leighton Smith, pastor and comedian, who fed the seniors with much laughter.

"I want you to be aware of the special day. It is for us to care for you; it is just a wonderful feeling," Smith said.

Meanwhile, Pastor Gloria Carter said it was a day that has remained special to her for years.

"I could have gone to any of the 11 churches that I supervise, but I truly care about the seniors, therefore, I am here looking after them," Carter said.

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