City Manager Janice Braithwaite-Edwards has announced that while the yearly observance, Christmas on DeCastro Street will be on show this year, persons should expect to see a significant scale down in activities.
This is because sponsors and regular participants to the show are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Irma, the city manager explained.
“We plan to do Christmas on DeCastro Street [but], it will not be in the same grand scale as we normally do it, because one, we have come to realize that lot of people don’t have a lot of money they used to do it.”
“Two, we don’t have the sponsorship that we normally would have, because some of the places that sponsor us have had damages too, we have to take that into consideration,” said Braithwaite-Edwards.
According to Brathwaite-Edwards, while the event will not be as grand, it is important that the spirit of Christmas be felt.
“We are trying to do something because we feel that we still need to ring in the Christmas with the Christmas spirit. So we decided that we will do something this year.”
When pressed for details on what persons can expect from this year’s celebration she informed that “the finite details are not yet complete,” as meetings with the stakeholders are ongoing