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Holy Cross News July 30, 2009

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First Caribbean Bank, “Adopt-A-Cause” Program

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    On Saturday, July 25th six employees of First Caribbean Bank put on their work cloths and arrived at Holy Cross Anglican School. As part of their Adopt-A-Cause program, First Caribbean donated $2,000 to the school to purchase lumber for much needed walkways around the Upper Division classrooms. The folks from First Caribbean arrived early on Saturday and began nailing the boards for the walkway. After eight hours of hot, tiring labor almost 300 boards had been positioned and the walkway was nearly completed.

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   Many thanks to First Caribbean Bank and their community minded employees: Wayne Leonardo, Viviana Cob, Daniel Castillo, Marcia Nuñez, Justin Nicholas and Justin Nicholas, Jr.

 New Playground Equipment for Boca del Rio Park

    Holy Cross Anglican School was delighted to donate a wonderful slide system to the Town of San Pedro for use at the Boca del Rio Park. Holy Cross received the playground equipment last year from generous donors, spearheaded by Ed and Sandy Settle, in the States. The original plan was to erect the slide in the school compound as part of a new playground. But landfill long promised by a local developer, did not materialize and the playground area is still underwater.

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    The next best place for the playground equipment was quickly identified as Boca del Rio Park. With leadership from Deputy Mayor Gomez and assistance from Town Board, staff and volunteers were able to erect the slide in a few days – much to the delight of local children!

    A dedication and blessing of the new slide was held on Sunday, July 27th at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Julie Bryant from Church of the Transfiguration in Arcadia, California, USA offered the prayers and Deputy Mayor Gomez cut the ribbon. Children immediately swarmed onto the slide and gales of laughter filled the Park.

 Holy Cross Volunteers Offer Swimming Classes

    Volunteers to Holy Cross Anglican School from St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Pacific Palisades, California taught swimming classes all last week. Almost 50 island children participated in this program and learned vital water survival skills. The group stayed at the Tides and the management there graciously offered their pool and dock for swimming lessons. Classes were held each morning from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. with a mid-morning snack served by the volunteers.

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    Saturday morning was the culmination of a week of fun and learning as the First Annual Swim Meet was held. Prizes were awarded and all participants received new bathing suits and delicious ice cream cones from Manelly’s.

    Another team from St. Matthew’s will be in San Pedro offering swimming classes from Monday, August 3rd until Friday, August 7th. Monday is reserved for adults who would like to learn how to swim. Classes are free for all children in San Pedro.

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