The revellers enjoying the music and drinks at the second hosting of the Boscobel Carnival. (Photo by Reco Moore)
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THEY CAME TOGETHER for a common cause in 2016, to offer each other relief and assistance when the island was struck by a water shortage that affected many parts of the north, including their community Boscobel, St Peter.
The group All Ah We Iz 1 was formed and last year they held the first-ever Boscobel Carnival to raise funds to continue the camaraderie and community work.
Organiser and vice-president Sasha Edwards said the street parade would be followed by a fun day at the Boscobel Playing Field and the money raised would be used to fund their planned community projects.
Edwards, who spoke from Farley Hill National Park where the street parade started, said she hoped the series of activities would continue to enhance the togetherness and community spirit in the rural district.
They will raise funds to assist the elderly, sports clubs and the Elliott Belgrave Primary School [formerly Boscobel Primary].
It was at about 1 p.m. yesterday when the lone music truck, manned by The Dream Real Sound Solutions left Farley Hill National Park. It provided a nice mix of calypso and soca music for the revellers and filled the normally quiet countryside.
There was lots of partying for the over 100 participants, up from around 80.
Edwards said she was pleased with the increase in numbers and hoped to make it an annual event.
While it was mainly youngsters on the road, some of the older folk, including the group’s president Lybron Sobers who is also an acting assistant commissioner of police, gathered at Boscobel Playing Field and took in the activities there.
They enjoyed drinks and food including fish cakes and chicken wings, while the children had cotton candy and popcorn to choose from, in addition to a jumping tent, face-painting and games.
Edwards said the group was planning another event for Easter and with the Elliott Belgrave Primary school sports day coming up, they would be supporting the children. (LK)