For the third consecutive year, the Arroios Parish Council provided an unforgettable circus spectacle to countless Arroios families, on December 3rd, at the Coliseu dos Recreios.
Almost two thousand tickets were offered to the students of the elementary schools and kindergartens of Arroios, namely the Jardim de Infância da Pena, the Escola Básica Nº 1 de Lisbon, the Escola Básica “O Leão de Arroios” the Escola Básica Sampaio Garrido, the Infantário Popular Ribeiro Santos, the Jardim de Infância dos Anjos and the Centro Social e Paroquial da Pena – Infantário da Pena.
The Coliseu dos Recreios was filled with children and families not only from Arroios, but also from the neighboring parish of São Vicente. Over the past three years, these two parish councils have shared the International Circus Company’s show as a way to mark the holiday season and to offer a moment of family reunion.
The Parish Council presidents – Margarida Martins, of the Arroios Parish Council, and Natalina Moura, of the São Vicente Parish Council – thanked everyone for their presence and promised to commit and work to improve each one of their parishes, which in words of the presidents are “neighboring and friendly” parishes.