Often, we are reminded that Christmas is not solely about receiving, but more importantly, bestowing gifts from the heart, to those in need. Last Thursday, December 3, students of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC), got into the true spirit of Christmas by throwing a benefit concert, a “Christmas Shell down”, for the National Help Age St. Lucia: National Council of and for Older Persons.
The event, which was put on by the Division of Technical Education & Management Studies (DTEMS), in collaboration with the SALCC Arts Club, took place in the school’s courtyard and students came out in great numbers to support a worthy cause.
It was a “shell down” indeed! There was nonstop entertainment from a number of popular local artistes who sent students into a frenzy. The lineup included reigning Groovy Monarch, Arthur of the band Eva Lucian, former Soca Monarch Ezra “D’ Fun Machine”, and soca artistes Sedale and “Nerdy”. Also performing that day were student artistes like “Sweet Kay”, one of the school’s well-known artistes, who got her huge breakthrough with her carnival single, “D’ Vibe”, amongst others.
But the entertainment wasn’t for students only. A number of elderly personswere present and were seemingly tickled by the performances.
The atmosphere was festive and joyful—filled with Christmas cheer; there were standout moments like the giveaway segment which was a humour-injected one.
The event hosted by emcees, “Scady” and Ricardo, proved to be a successful one. It was one filled with entertainment and students left, satisfied, discussing the day’s activities animatedly.