September 3, 2010
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Mavado children's treat in fifth year

Mavado - File

Singjay Mavado is hosting a special back-to-school treat for the children of Kingston 8 this Saturday. The annual treat, now in its fifth year, will be held at Cassava Piece as usual, but is open to children and families from across the Kingston 8 area.

Mavado was recently instrumental in forging peace between rival communities in the area and expects the treat to be even better this year.

In a release sent to THE WEEKEND STAR, Mavado said: "The whole of uptown has been nice for a long time. Everybody is living good, youth and youth nah war and we are continuously encouraging them to live good with one another. Ever since we did the peace initiative, it's been spreading across uptown and it's the nicest it's ever been."

The treat will be a day-and-night affair, with bounceabouts, clowns, merry-go-rounds, face-painting and other activities for the kids in the daytime, including the giving away of school bags, books and supplies. Sound systems will also blast the community as the event also doubles as a memorial to Mavado's Father, Stanford Brooks, as this month will mark five years since his passing.

Mavado added in the release: "Not a day goes by without me thinking of my father. And while I am a little sad he is not here to feel the joy, I am sure he is looking down and smiling to know his son has achieved great things and is giving back to the community. It's also a celebration of the peace we've been working for, so everybody is welcome."

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