Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Brownsville Recreation Center 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lightning Event

(Staff in Training Interns and Nia Thompson)

This past Friday, December 3rd, Greg "Jocko" Jackson, Jerry Childs, faculty and staff of the Brownsville Recreation Center held their 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lightning Event. The event was filled with Holiday Spirit as the Staff in Training Interns entertained the youth with different activities. DJ Pleasure rocked the event with a variety of Christmas songs from Boyz II Men to Donnie Hathaway.

After DJ Pleasure did his thing on the turntables, the Staff in Training Interns became Music Producers. Some of the Staff in Training Interns had to orchestrate a small group of kids into one-hit wonders! The kids and Staff in Training interns sung Christmas Carols in the gymnasium. Their rendition of "Jingle Bells" will be sold iTunes in a couple of weeks.


Before the lightning of the Christmas Tree, "Jocko", Jerry Childs, along with Brooklyn District Attorney, Charles Hynes and Kevin Jeffrey, Chief of Brooklyn Recreation, honored two individuals with the Do Good-ers' Award: Bruce Hartley of the FDNY and Matt Molley, Principal at Aspirations Diploma Plus High School.

(Left to Right: Kevin Jeffrey (Chief of Brooklyn Recreation), Bruce Hartley (FDNY Firefighter) & Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes)

(Left to Right: Kevin Jeffrey (Chief of Brooklyn Recreation), Matt Molley (Principal at Aspirations Diploma Plus High School) & Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes)

The recipients of the "Do Good-ers' Award" were recognized for their hard work, diligence and impacting the community with their community service in Brownsville. Good job guys!

Once the lightning of the Christmas Tree got under way, Kevin Pratt took some photos of the event! Here are some photos he sent to the Brownsville Partnership. Enjoy! 

(Putting the Star of the Christmas Tree)

(One of the Christmas Trees)

(Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes & Brownsville Bobkatz) 

 ("Do Good-er" Award Recipient Bruce Hartley of the FDNY & Greg "Jocko" Jackson)
 (The Children singing their hearts outs! "Oh, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells!")

(Photos are courtesy of Kevin Pratt)

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