Children during storytelling with Loekie Morales and Rotarians Kimberley and Micheline.
PHILIPSBURG–Rotary International is dedicated to six core values which the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset upholds. Throughout the month of September, the group honoured Basic Education and Literacy.
One of the events the club hosted was a Reading Slumber Fun pyjama party for children ages 6-12, at John Larmonie Centre on Friday, September 28. The event consisted of storytelling with Loekie Morales, Clara Reyes, and Rita Carty, arts and crafts presented by the club members, and ended with a movie night and refreshments.
The children were divided into three groups, categorised by age. President Jaida Nisbett and Service Club Director Kimberley Duzong greeted the entire group with their opening remarks and rules of the night. The children were then entertained by the likes of stuffed characters such as Barney, Winnie the Pooh, Minion, and Batman.
The first two groups were separated to participate in story time, while the last group indulged in arts and crafts, whereby they were able to create bookmarkers for their reading books. Thereafter, the group came together once again for the movie and refreshments.
The club had decided to screen a movie that was unfamiliar to many of the children at the event. “Matilda” was shown and the room was filled with laughter and amusement.
Registration took place from 7:00m to 7:30pm. More than 80 children were in attendance. The events began at 7:30pm and ended at 10:15pm. Prizes sponsored by Domino’s Pizza were given to children who were able to answer questions about the movie and Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset.
Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset thanked the parents, children, members of the club, story-readers Reyes, Morales, and Carty, cartoon characters sponsored by the Original Party Entertainers, Captain’s Rib Shack, Domino’s Pizza, Shop 4 Less, Rotarian Julie Ramchandani-Harpalani, Carl ’N Son Bakery and FunShaq.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/81245-rotary-sunset-hosts-first-reading-event