A massive Christmas dinner, organized by the City Hall of Guayaquil for approximately 4 thousand elderly people, was held yesterday along Malecon Simon Bolivar.
For the second year in a row, the City Hall of Guayaquil offered this meal for elderly people living in urban areas of Guayaquil who arrived at Malecon by several buses hired by the Council. They were placed in 500 tables that were divided into 5 blocks along Malecon 2000.
At 18:00, more than 300 waiters began to serve the catering menu prepared by the Hilton Colon Hotel which included Christmas ham, baked turkey, salad, rice, cake with vanilla sauce and soft drinks.
Guayaquil’s Mayor, Jaime Nebot walked across Malecon street and greeted the elderly with kisses and hugs.
“This is the recognition of a city to the elderly who enjoy the dinner, but mostly enjoy that we remembered them,” said Nebot who also assured that the celebration was not held in a closed spot “because the elderly do not want to be celebrated in secret.”
A traffic jam was originated by the celebration, which surprised the citizens who passed downtow.