The just concluded series of Christmas in the Community Concerts has been deemed "a resounding success".

That is the message from Minister of Family, Stephen Lashley, who reiterated a promise that there would be more concerts in the community next year.

Mr. Lashley made the comments last evening at the final "Let’s Celebrate Christmas in the Community" concert in Jubilee Gardens, the City.

Giving the rationale for the shows, he explained that they sought to encompass the camaraderie and spirit of the season with the skills and talents of youth and other community members, while offering an opportunity to rekindle the ???good ole’ Bajan Christmas spirit.

"As a people, we must seek to embrace this sense of appreciation and acknowledgement throughout the year and openly celebrate, by guiding, sharing, giving and caring for those in our families, communities and, by extension, all in Barbados.

"We see our role of assisting each person through sports, culture, leadership and personal development programmes, as the precursor to all celebrations in Barbados," Mr. Lashley told his audience.

The concerts were hosted by the Ministry of Family. They were an avenue for those who participated in the National Camp Programme and members of the community to take Christmas cheer to Barbadians.

Four concerts were planned for the one-week period, but the one slated for Tuesday, December 21, at Speightstown Esplanade had to be cancelled because of inclement weather.??

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