Approximately 325 children from around the country attended the 3rd Annual Spirit of Christmas Concert held on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts in Belize City. The event is hosted by Special Envoy for Women and Children, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, especially for children with disabilities and children living in childcare institutions. This year’s attendees included residents of Hopewell House, King’s Children’s Home, Hossana House, Dorothy Menzies Childcare Center, Liberty Children’s Home; and students of Stella Maris School and the Patsie Brownie Special Education Center in Orange Walk. The children were treated to two hours of entertainment with performances by Melonie Gillett, Elle Marie, Wilson Grinage, the Futuristic Marching Band, Ms. Independence Day Jr., Abigail Castellanos, Himanshi Chadwani, Nu Generation Dance Group, and Ascenthium. Additional entertainment was also provided by Ozzie the Clown, Santa Claus, as well as Snow White and Dora the Explorer mascots.

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