Enmore Association of NY fetes over 700 for Christmas

first_imgIn what has now become a staple during the holiday season, the Enmore Association of New York (EANY) has once again feted over 700 persons at its annual Christmas luncheon in Enmore, East Coast Demerara.A section of the gathering at the senior citizens’ partyThe group, comprising members based mainly in New York and complemented by a local chapter, has been hosting the party for the past 18 years at Ayube Mohamed’s (Wise Man’s) residence yearly, where senior citizens and children of the village are invited to partake in the festivities.This year’s event was once again organised to bring cheer to citizens of the community-while the older folks were given a hamper, a monetary donation and a meal; the smaller ones were presented a gift from Santa Claus and treated to a sumptuous meal.The event was made possible through the kind donations, both financial and otherwise, of members of EANY and well-wishers.EANY member Seurattan Prashad told the senior citizens that they deserved to be recognised and celebrated as they are the ones who have helped to shape the community over several decades.“You guys have set the tone and shaped the culture of this community, knowingly or unknowingly, by following the unwritten rules of society, abiding by them and disseminating them. What are those unwritten rules? Things like caring for each other, helping each other, respecting each other— that is what had built this society so strong. You guys have done a tremendous job in making this community a better place and that is why we’re here today to recognise your contribution,” Prashad noted.Manzoor Rahaman, another member of the EANY, echoed similar sentiments, noting that the Association is pleased to be of service to members of the community.last_img read more