Hundreds of kids enjoy De La Vega City back-to-school treat
The broad smiles of laughing children dominated the back-to-school treat hosted by the De La Vega City Youths organisation in De La Vega City, Spanish Town over the last weekend.
Hundreds of children played on water slides, bounced up and down in bounce-abouts and screamed deliriously on rides as they were feted on the eve of the start of the academic school year.
Reggae and dancehall artistes such as Popcaan, Jafrass, Iba Mahr, producer Notnice and others came to give support to the community-based initiative.
De La Vega City kids treat
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"We invited hundreds of children from communities all over Spanish Town to attend as we got stationery supplies, shoes, bags and books from the business community and several other philanthropic organisations to give to the children of Spanish Town," Parnell Edwards, one of the main organisers of the treat, said.
During the treat, hundreds of books, pencils and other back-to-school material were handed out to the kids. Also, several $5,000 book vouchers, redeemable at book stores, were handed out to the male and female winners of two spelling contests, one for preteens and the other for teenagers.
"These vouchers should go a long way towards helping needy children to return to school with confidence to take on the new academic year," he said.