First annual Market Street Christmas Kids Fair a success says organizers — Appeal made for more gifts

Market Street organizer Hanley and Former PM Sir Kennedy Simmonds

Basseterre, St. Kitts—Dec 27, 2012 — Organizers of the first annual Market Street Christmas Kids Fair and Party are hailing the inaugural event as a big success.

According to one of the main organizers James “Barman” Hanley the party and fair drew almost 200 kids from the area including Market Street, Dorset and College Street.

“We were overwhelmed by the turnout as we were expecting about 100 to 150 kids. However almost 200 kids turned out and left us in a bit of a quandary as some kids were not able to get presents. So we decided to take the names and addresses of those kids who did not receive and we are currently sending out an appeal for at least 50 more gifts for the kids,” said event organizer James ‘Barman’ Hanley.

Hanley along with his sister Julie Hanley and market street shop owner Everton “Jabou” Dolphin organized the inaugural Christmas kids party and fair. The event is expected to be an annual affair said the organizers.

Hanley also highlighted some of the main contributors to the event.

“I must recognize a number of persons who made this event possible and they include but not limited to Attorney Jonel Powell, Hon. Marcella Liburd, Juliet Hanley and Family, Everton Dolphin and Family, Desmond Bowry and Family, Jeffrey ‘Doll” Hewlette and Family, Lorna Callendar, RAM Hitters Sports Club and Zack Nisbett,” said Hanley.

“I must also mention that we were indeed fortunate and honored by the presence of the country’s first Prime Minister Dr. the Rt. Hon Sir Kennedy A Simmonds who supported the event and stayed and mingled with the kids,’ Hanley continued.

The gifts were handed out by former National Netball Captain Hilary Francis-Lewis who also assisted in the distribution of drinks and snacks.

The party and fair started around 2pm on Sunday 23rd December and concluded around 6pm.

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