April 1st, 2009
UTC host Easter Bonnet competition for Lady Hochoy School
On Saturday 28th March, while most persons were busy with their weekend errands, staff of the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation hosted an Easter Bonnet Competition for the Lady Hochoy School of Heights of Guanapo, Arima.
“When approached by the staff of the Lady Hochoy School, Arima to sponsor their 2nd Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, our Executive Director, Marlon Holder did not hesitate to give this project his approval” said Denise Atherton, PR Officer. “We shared the information about the event with the UTC team and in less than 5 minutes we had the quota of volunteers needed. This just showed how eager our staff were to be involved with this activity”. 26 UTC team members worked at the Easter Bonnet Competition – doing everything from set up to overseeing the event, judging the contestants and of course cleaning up after the event.
Just as the day was sunny and bright, no one could have escaped the warm smiles on the faces of the children, which was matched by the pretty hats on display. Both boys and girls were given the opportunity to showcase their beautifully decorated hats which were made with the assistance of their parents and teachers.
“The true meaning of Easter is all about love, love from the man above and I truly admired the way the UTC put this special event together for the children of the Lady Hochoy School in Arima”, said Kevin Fraser a parent.
Some of the categories judged were:
- “Hat of the Show”, won by Aliyah Thompson
- “Best Use of the Colour Red” won by Brianna Julien
- “Couples” won by Petal Lee and Ryan Layne
Sharon Lewis, Senior Teacher at the Lady Hochoy School thanked the UTC team for hosting the event for the children. “The UTC team was very organized in executing the event. The support and help was really fantastic and greatly appreciated. We could not have done this without their help”.
“It was a rewarding/fantastic experience for me, having been afforded the opportunity to interface with the wonderful kids who are in need or our care and attention”, said Ruben Mc Sween, Vice President Operations. “It was the most enriching five (5) hours invested and I look forward to participating again”.
The UTC will continue to assist various communities through their ongoing staff driven Community Outreach Programmes.