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Downswell brings Xmas spirit to Falmouth

Saturday, December 15, 2018

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Kevin Downswell gave a breathtaking performance at the Falmouth Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Gospel Concert held on Water Square, in the heart of the town centre, on Wednesday.

The gospel singer engaged the hundreds in attendance in spiritual worship and encouraged community members to bond together.

His songs, including It's Already Done and Goodbye World, were well received. Downswell was invited to grace the stage by KFC Jamaica.

Andrei Roper, brand manager for Restaurants of Jamaica (ROJ) — operators of KFC — was pleased with the crowd's response to Downswell, who is also featured on this year's KFC Christmas Album alongside Christopher Martin, Romain Virgo, and several other artistes.

The tree-lighting ceremony took place just days before the grand opening of KFC's first restaurant in the parish of Trelawny, situated on Market Street in Falmouth, the 36th KFC location operating in Jamaica.

Roper said he was humbled by the warm reception that ROJ received from the Falmouth.

“It was important for us to be a part of this celebratory tree-lighting event and ensure our support facilitated a grand experience. With the brand's commitment to unity and development, the tree lighting ceremony was the perfect symbolism of just that as we approach the season of giving. We are also deeply honoured and overwhelmed at the response that we have received so far from the Falmouth community and we haven't even begun operations.”

Mayor of Falmouth Colin Gager said he was happy with the Falmonth Christmas tree-lighting Ceremony.

“Christmas is a time of giving and sharing, and this year's ceremony has been outdone with the tremendous support we have gotten from the various businesses. We were excited to have Kevin as the headliner and I want to extend a big thanks to KFC for providing this,” he said.

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