CJIA’s Santa parade brings Xmas cheer to children of nearby communities

Children of all ages in surrounding areas of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) were treated to gifts, fruit cake, candies and juices last Tuesday, December 16 – as part of the airport’s annual Christmas parade.

A jolly Santa Claus and his many helpers were the highlight of the event. It is the fourth year that the airport’s staff has pulled off the family oriented affair.

The fun-filled parade kicked off from the St. Mary’s Primary School, Soesdyke and made its way to CJIA’s cricket ground, Timehri. Over 1,900 gifts were handed out as well as a wide assortment of candies and Santa hats.

In an invited comment, Dacia Samaroo, coordinator of the parade, said that much love was poured into preparations to achieve a successful parade. “I must commend the staff for going the extra mile. It is something that management will continue to promote for years to come. It was priceless to see the children glowing when they saw Santa and his helpers on the sleigh,” she added.

A mini concert was also held at the cricket ground with some of CJIA’s staffers revealing their hidden talents including singing and dancing.

CJIA’s management extended its appreciation to Digicel, Digital Technology, Thrill Drinks, DDL and Beharry Sweets for their contributions in making the event a success.