4 THE QUEENS COURIER • HOLIDAY • DECEMBER 14, 2017 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM
Jamaica rings in the holiday season in style
Th ere was plenty to be jolly about on
Dec. 9 during the annual “Holidays on
the Avenue” tree lighting and children’s
holiday workshop in Jamaica. Snow fell
on Rufus King Park as the community
gathered to light the tree. Th ey then
moved the festivities inside to Grace
Church, where local kids got a chance
to make all kinds of holiday craft s and
enjoy entertainment and a visit from
Santa Claus himself. Among the event
sponsors were the Friends of Rufus
King Park , EJM Insurance Brokers, the
Cultural Collaborative of Jamaica, City
Councilman Rory Lancman and Literacy
“March of the Wooden Soldiers” performed by the Edge School of the Arts dancers
One of Santa’s reindeer , led by Karen Rogel of
Literacy Inc, heralds the arrival of Santa Claus.
Santa joins the cheerleaders of the Campus Magnet HS with North Pole “attitude”.
Adrina Martin, 9, a student of P.S. 138 in
Rosedale, shows off her classic pomander
This youngster is thinking about what to ask Santa Claus for
Making sure Santa knows how to read, staff ers
from Literacy Inc. help the Jolly One. Shades of the Radio City Rockets: the domino-falling demise.
Sisters Ashley and Aleya Scott are among the benefi ciaries of Santa’s largesse.
Event sponsors with gifts for children: Kelsey Brow of the Friends of Rufus King Park; Ravi Peerat & Mohamed Safi e of
EJM Insurance Brokers; Tyra Emerson of the Cultural Collaborative of Jamaica; Rony Sylvain representing Councilman
Rory Lancman; and Karen Rogel of Literacy Inc.