Lighthouse School Christmas Party

| 22/12/2008

(CNS): Children and staff of the Lighthouse School enjoyed a Christmas Party held in Gardenia Court at Camana Bay Town Centre on 11 December, sponsored by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) – as they have done for the past 21 years – and co-sponsored by General Motors and Chevrolet.

In 1987, when the Lighthouse School was located next to the Pine’s Retirement Home, the Restaurant Association members started hosting a joint Christmas Party for both the residents of the Pine’s and the Lighthouse School students. With proceeds from the Taste of Cayman, Mike and Bobbi Flowers would fly to the States and buy individually selected gifts for each Lighthouse School student and Pines resident.

This year’s event was the biggest and best yet, with the students enjoying a warm welcome from CITA Staff and Board Members as well as the General Motors team. The party began with lovely Christmas carols by the Performance Arts class of Cayman International School (CIS). Following the sing-along, the children and staff enjoyed refreshments and topped off with DQ ice cream cakes. The students welcomed Santa with a lively rendition of “Here Comes Santa Claus” and anxiously waited as he gave each and every child a present from their “wish list”.

“Having this event at Camana Bay so close after the Taste of Cayman was fitting because the Lighthouse School is one of the recipients of our Charity Funds each year. It was such a pleasure watching the children’s eyes light up when they saw Santa and seeing the joy it brings to their holiday season,” said Trina Christian of CITA.

"Chevrolet is proud and honoured to be a part of such a wonderful event and bring a smile to the faces of the children from the Lighthouse School," said Dario A López, Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing Manager for General Motors International Sales. "The magical combination of children and the holidays is a wonderful way for Chevrolet to give back to the community during this special time of year," added López.

CITA would like to thank all those who contributed to make the event so successful: GMIS/Chevrolet, Book Nook, Reflections, Dairy Queen, Stingers and also to those who gave of their time to be with the children.

CITA would like to thank the community and CITA members for supporting the Taste of Cayman and other Association events that enable us to support the Lighthouse School.

Photo above: (left to right): Carla MacVicar, Lighthouse School Principal, LHS students Hamlet Soto and Andrew Hayles, Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing Manager for General Motors International Sales Dario A. López, LHS student Alec Cox, Trina Christian, Executive Director of CITA, Robert Hartsfield, CITA Board Member/ Director – Commercial, Cayman Airways, and LHS student Alejandro Warren

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