Seniors, students feted as Rose Hall celebrates 49th anniversary
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, September 24, 2019
As Rose Hall Town (RHT) continues its 49th anniversary celebrations, 120 students from the Rose Hall Primary School, were treated to a nutritious lunch on September 19.
In a recent interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Public Relations Officer (PRO) and Founder of the Rose Hall Town Anniversary and Development Organisation (RHTADO), Andrew Griffith, explained that the feeding programme is held annually and this is the fourth consecutive year the exercise has occurred.
“This school is in our town and here is where most of our residents have received their primary education. It gives the committee great pleasure to provide meals every year for the town’s children and we can see that they are happy and satisfied with our yearly effort,” PRO Griffith said.
Additionally, 50 lucky senior citizens from within the township were invited to a delicious luncheon, held on September 20 at Frasers’ Hall. “This is our seventh Senior Citizens Day. We wanted to let our older folks, especially those who have contributed significantly to the development of our town, to have a day set aside where they can dress up and come out, eat, chat and just have fun. Some of them met with friends they have not seen in a while,” Griffith disclosed.
Two vibrant contributors and the town’s oldest residents, Dotsy Williams, 97 and Mavis Ross, 92 were also present to share in the festivities. According to the PRO, this event was a collaboration between the RHTADO, Beyonce Ross Foundation, the Osang Organisation, Woman of Change Group and RHT Boxing Gym. All attendees within the age range of 78-97 years old were recipients of grocery hampers.
Delivering the feature address was Member of Parliament (MP), Hon. Reynard Ward.
As part of the calendar of activities, a health fair is slated for September 27 at 10am. Later at 6pm, a spirited basketball competition will bounce off at the RH Primary School Tarmac. The school tarmac will also come alive with an event of laughter on September 28 and a massive fun day is planned for the following Sunday.