Funfest aims at Christmas spirit

Funfest aims at Christmas spirit – Entertainment – Jamaica Gleaner – Monday | December 3, 2012 Monday | December 3, 2012 Kingston       Jamaica Gleaner Company Home Lead Stories News Sports Entertainment Business Letters Commentary Flair Health World News Lifestyle In Focus Auto Social Outlook Food Art & Leisure Classifieds ePaper Photos Videos Mobile Version
Subscribe to this feed
Join us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Funfest aims at Christmas spirit Published: Monday | December 3, 2012 Comments 0

Christmas has become increasingly commercialised and the ideals of fellowship, friendship and selfless beneficence that the holiday promotes are often forgotten.

It is with this in mind that founder and CEO of Famfun Entertainment, Tshani Jaja, decided to partner with the Child Development Agency (CDA) to host 200 children and their caregivers from six childrens homes across Jamaica at the inaugural staging of Funfest – the unique family festival.

“These kids are going to be our special guests for the day and we really just want to do our best to make them feel that way because they are special. In the spirit of Christmas we want to show them that they should truly feel appreciated and they are a part of a bigger family,” Jaja told The Gleaner.

Part proceeds from Funfest will also go towards the CDA in the form of personal and professional development workshops for teenagers within these homes to prepare them for independent living.

Funfest will be held at Hope Gardens on December 23 and is slated to run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Toddlers up to 4 years old pay no admission and children ages 5 to 17 years pay $500 while adults will be charged $800.

The event promises a unique family experience catering to every member of the family from infants to grandparents.

According to the event’s activities guide, Funfest will be offering a plethora of rides, slides, games and sports specifically designed to appeal to every member of the family. Parents can also choose to be pampered in the Cadbury/Trident Adult Lounge while babies are looked after by certified nannies in the Cubbies Nanny Lounge.

The Jamaica 50-endorsed event will also feature a Jamaica 50 Cultural Zone along with a food village and will also host a Christmas Concert for patrons which will feature gospel-reggae artiste, Jermaine Edwards, youth choirs, dance groups and more.

Santa Claus will also be making a special trip to Funfest to bestow some early Christmas gifts on the first 200 children.

Funfest is the first family event under Famfun Entertainment, which was established just this year.

Jaja, who is a single parent of one, told The Gleaner she decided to start Famfun entertainment because she saw a void in the entertainment market for wholesome, family-based entertainment.

According to Jaja, next year Famfun is planning to host a double staging of Funfest – the first being in the summer and the second to follow around the Christmas holidays.

Jaja also revealed that the company is also planning activities for other holidays when children will be off from school.


The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner.
The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. Please keep comments short and precise. A maximum of 8 sentences should be the target. Longer responses/comments should be sent to “Letters of the Editor” using the feedback form provided. blog comments powered by Disqus More Entertainment Print this Page E-mail the Editor smaller | larger Ads by Google More Stories Top gospel acts go missingRumbling in St Andrew – Wray and Nephew boxing event includes big entertainment packageUnsigned but … undaunted’Twilight’, ‘Skyfall’ remain top picks Top Jobs

View all Jobs

In The BlogsLatest Videos The Gleaner Your Way Mobile: Get the Gleaner on your mobile RSS Feeds: Get content updates daily Newsletter: Get Headline News The Gleaner Archives Digital Archives: Gleaner online editions 2006-2012 Print Archives: Print Editions 1834 – Present Library: Research & Assistance Gleaner Company Websites The Star Gleaner Classifieds Go Jamaica Hospitality Jamaica Gleaner Extra (N. America) Youthlink Voice UK Gleaner Company Websites Business Directory Restaurant Week Discover Jamaica Go Jamaica hosting Go Local Sports Jamaica diGJamaica Gleaner Links Advertise With Us About Us Contact Us Privacy PolicySuggestion SubscriptionTerms and Conditions Gleaner Company Logo Copyright © 2012 Gleaner Company Ltd. All Rights Reserved. A Gleaner Company Website. Designed by GoJamaica. window.fbAsyncInit = function() { FB.init({appId: ‘107717412602621’, status: true, cookie: true, xfbml: true}); }; (function() { var e = document.createElement(‘script’); e.type = ‘text/javascript'; e.src = document.location.protocol + ‘//'; e.async = true; document.getElementById(‘fb-root’).appendChild(e); }());

View the original article here

coded by nessus
Post Tagged with , ,

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.