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Spanish Town, Portmore projects beautify parish on Labour Day

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison
Volunteers paint a wall at 3d offices, Monk Street, Spanish Town.

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:

EXCEPT FOR the two major projects in Spanish Town and Portmore, Labour Day activities in St Catherine started off with little or no enthusiasm on the part of citizens.

The St Catherine parish project - the 3D project - spearheaded by the parish council, with participation of volunteers from different community groups, renovated the facility located at 14 Monk Street, painted, repaired electrical fixtures and beautified the building and general surroundings of the premises.

Mayor of Spanish Town Norman Scott said the project was chosen because of its relevance to the challenged youths in the St Catherine community.

"Our aim is to use Labour Day to help a non-governmental organisation that helps with the development of our young people, especially those with disability, and do not get any form of state funding," the mayor told The Gleaner.

 

Pleased with council

 

Dorothy Dyle, project coordinator at the complex, said she welcomed the gesture by the parish council to make the renovation of the office and other buildings the subject of the parish project.

"We are fortunate to have a parish council who, when we sought some assistance, decided to make this the parish project for Labour Day," the elated project coordinator stated.

Meanwhile, there were a number of activities at the Waterford Municipal Park. Residents turned out in their numbers, along with Acting Mayor Leon Thomas and other council officials, to beautify the park that was established by the municipal council to reward Waterford for paying their property taxes.

"The community of Waterford was very responsive in paying their taxes, so we reward them with this park where they can take their kids to play and have fun," Thomas told The Gleaner.

He said, in keeping with the Labour Day theme, the decision was taken to do work on a project that has something to do with children, hence the park was chosen.

Thomas praised the residents of the community who turned out to give support to the project, which involved the planting of flowers and the erection of recreational equipment, inclusive of swings and slides for the children in Portmore.

In Ebonyvale, St Catherine, residents cleaned drains and patched some of the roadways.

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