Elderly and underprivileged residents of Micoud were yesterday provided with a treat by a group of public spirited citizens from the community.
The event was held at the old Micoud Infant School.
It was organized by the “Straight out of Micoud – Nine Mornings Crew.”
The group is the brainchild of former Teacher, Brenda Paul, who told the Times that she got the idea to form it during a visit to Saint Vincent several years ago.
She disclosed that there is a tradition in Saint Vincent where nine mornings before every Christmas day shops remain open beyond the usual hours and citizens socialize with each other.
Paul borrowed and embellished the idea, deciding that rather than having the local group of some twelve persons from Micoud merely concentrate on socializing, they should do something to assist the community as well.
As a result last Christmas the members of the group presented a hamper to a needy family.
Yesterday they treated some twenty-five elderly and underprivileged residents to lunch for Valentine’s day.
Family members of the group were also present and interacted with the invitees.
Paul told the Times that her group intends to embark on similar initiatives in the future.