Wismar/Mackenzie Bridge lights up for Christmas

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Close to five thousand residents of Linden were out at the Wismar Mackenzie Bridge area on Saturday night usher in the spirit of Christmas with the second annual light up ceremony and parade of the bridge.

The event was organized by the Linden Youth Leaders Organization and according to its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Naiomi Marshall, the event was aimed at promoting social cohesion while seeking to invoke the Christmas Spirit.

One of the boats during the parafe

“We wanted to have an event where both adults and children would come together in the spirit of enjoyment,” Marshall told News Room.  

The programme included the ceremonial lighting of the bridge followed by a boat parade and competition, which saw G$25,000 for first place and G$15,000 for second place.

Boat owners decorated their boats with Christmas lights in an effort to take home the prize and join in on the spirted festivity.

Spirits were indeed high as over 1000 presents were handed out to young children amidst the massive crowd followed by hampers that went to the elderly.

The audience was then treated to a concert which saw a few up and coming local musical artists performing and officially ushering in the season of giving. (Nigel Collymore)

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