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Luquillo students light & decorate Christmas tree in Capitol

By The Star Staff

As part of the celebration of the start of the Christmas season, a group of children from Isidro A. Sánchez High School in Luquillo visited the Capitol in San Juan this week to decorate the traditional Christmas tree in a ceremony held at the office of the New Progressive Party (NPP) delegation leader in the House of Representatives, Carlos “Johnny” Méndez Nuñez.

For several hours, about a dozen students hung strings of lights, placed decorations and even created a nativity scene symbolizing the birth of the baby Jesus, the centerpiece of the Christmas celebration in Puerto Rico.

“Christmas is the time we come together as a family to celebrate and share,” said the representative for District 36 (Río Grande, Luquillo, Fajardo, Ceiba, Vieques and Culebra). “For these young people, one of the symbols of this season is the traditional Christmas tree. That is why we held this activity, where young people from Isidro A. Sánchez school in the municipality of Luquillo came to the Capitol, to our office, to decorate, to their liking, the Christmas tree. I thank the teachers for supporting this effort.”

“Christmas is for everyone and we were looking to do something different to incorporate young people into these activities, and this decorating of the tree together with their teachers illustrates how we are a community that comes together for activities like this,” Méndez added.

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