[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment’s Protected Areas Commission (PAC) last evening hosted its inaugural Christmas Family Festival and the National Park’s second Tree Lighting exercise.
The well-organized family fun filled event which commenced on Friday evening featured Mr. and Mrs Clause, Face Painting, Pony Riding, Bouncy Castle, Trampolines, Fire Breathers and a wide array of activities for children and the entire family. The Family Festival will continue today from 18:00 and will also feature a Christmas Movie.
Speaking at a simple opening ceremony Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud congratulated the staff of the Protected Areas Commission for organizing the first of such activity to welcome to holiday season. Minister Persaud pointed out that the event will certainly give families and the citizenry of Georgetown and Guyana an opportunity to see and enjoy the park from another perspective.
“In Guyana we always like to celebrate Christmas which is also a special time for children, as such the PAC has chosen a theme for the event which is very much children oriented with treats and full filled activities,” the Natural Resources and Environment Minister said.
The event also included the lighting of trees within the National Park which was switched on by the wife of the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Kamini Persaud in the presence of participants and members of the public.