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PRESS RELEASE – Hundreds of children from around Castries and its environs, and in Vieux Fort came out to enjoy the Flow Back-to-School Fair which was held at the Derek Walcott Square last Friday September 2nd and on Saturday September 3rd outside the Flow Exchange on New Dock Road in Vieux Fort.
The aim of the fair was to assist students and parents with their preparations for the reopening of school this week.
The kids showed up with great anticipation and they were not disappointed. They were able to take advantage of free dental checkups provided by Dr. Naomi Michelle of Every Day Smiles and eye examinations provided courtesy of the St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association.
Many of the boys received free haircuts courtesy of Cutty Ranks Barber Salon. The girls got the opportunity to have their hair braided so they could look cute and stylish for the reopening of school. They were all quite delighted.
Their joy was made complete when they discovered the exciting range of entertainment that Flow had arranged specially for them. There were bouncing castles, a face painting booth, electronic interactive Wii games and other recreational activities, lively music and more, all of which was freely available at both venues. The children had a whale of a time playing and jumping around. In addition they were provided with complimentary school supplies. They were very appreciative and so were the parents who attended the fair.
“I really appreciate what Flow did by having a Back-to-School Fair. It’s a good idea and a great help to parents. With school opening we have so many expenses. It helped to take some of the strain off my wallet,” said Mary Ann Joseph, mother of one of the children.
Flow St. Lucia Marketing & Communications Executive, Shermalyn Sidonie-John said, “It was wonderful to see the amazing results of this initiative and we wish to thank our partners for their support in helping to make it such an enjoyable event, particularly for the children. It got them really excited about returning to school and it gave them a positive outlook for the new academic year. It demonstrates Flow’s continued commitment to supporting the educational development of St. Lucia’s children and enhancing the lives of the people we serve.”