Thursday 24 January, 2019

Portmore Municipal Corporation treats over 4,000 pensioners

Mayor Leon Thomas (left) presents a gift to a pensioner during the annual Christmas treat of the Portmore Municipal Corporation. Also in photo is Courtney Edwards, Councillor for the Independence City division.

Mayor Leon Thomas (left) presents a gift to a pensioner during the annual Christmas treat of the Portmore Municipal Corporation. Also in photo is Courtney Edwards, Councillor for the Independence City division.

Of the more than 7,000 pensioners who live in the municipality of Portmore, St Catherine, some 4,200 were hosted by the Portmore Municipal Corporation (PMC) on December 20, in what is perhaps the biggest Christmas treat in the country.

Portmore’s Mayor Leon Thomas explained that in order to accomplish the mammoth task, the treat was held simultaneously at four separate post office locations in the municipality.

“We had to get it done. We were determined to bring a smile to their faces regardless of the large number, Thomas told Loop News.

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Portmore pensioners treat

The mayor added: “It was a daunting task but thanks to the hard working staff of the Corporation, and with the generous help of our sponsors we got it done."

Thomas, who is also chairman of the PMC, said: “It is something that our pensioners look forward to at this time of the year and it is the council’s way of telling them that we appreciate the contribution they made during their working years.”

The treats were held at post office locations in Gregory Park, Bridgeport, Greater Portmore and Waterford, with each getting underway at 10:00 a.m.  Each pensioner was presented with a gift courtesy of main sponsors Jungle Fiah, Mr Woody’s and COK Sodality Co-op Credit Union.

 

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