BAYBAY CITY- The mayor of this city, Carmen Cari, will treat more than 2,000 children as her Christmas gift to them, albeit belatedly.
The post-Christmas treat is scheduled today, January 2, at the city plaza wherein the 2,100 children will be treated with spaghetti, burger steak and candies.
They will also receive slippers and specially-wrapped gifts from the city mayor.
Cari said that the Christmas treat to the children, who are enrolled at the various day care centers of Baybay, is rather late.
She said that they were preoccupied with their city fiesta held last December 27 reason why the Christmas party for the children was only scheduled now.
“We just hope that the children will still feel the spirit of Christmas,” Cari said.
She added that she wants the children to know the essence of Christmas which is to give and share one’s blessings.
“Sometimes these children do not know what Christmas is all about. Thus, we spearhead this activity,” Cari said.
It was learned from Cari that although they have conducted similar activity of gift giving in the past, this will be the first time that they would do it with thousands of children as beneficiaries. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)