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Bigger fiesta

Carlos Atwell

Bigger fiesta

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THIS YEAR’S St Paul’s Fiesta of the St Paul’s Anglican Church will be bigger and better, and organizers hope to raise more money than ever.
Now in its 11th year, the fiesta will feature an expanded roster of competitors in the king and queen competition and will, for the first time, include Anglican churches from other parishes.
Chairperson Walter Maloney said six churches would be involved: St Stephen’s, Christ Church, Holy Cross, St Patrick’s, Christ the King and St Paul’s.
Speaking at the church and media launch of the fiesta yesterday at St Paul’s Church, Bay Street, St Michael, Maloney said they hoped to surpass the $62 000 made last year.
“Our goal is to raise $100 000. I believe this target is achievable, but even if we don’t reach that amount, we can surely do better than last year,” he said.
The theme of the festival is Embracing All and it will feature a back-in-time component where all stall operators will be asked to portray a period from the 1920s to 1990s.
The service featured a mini-modelling show where some members displayed dress from each era.
The patron of the fiesta this year is Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Lands Patrick Todd, who is also the representative for the City, while the 2011 fiesta hero is Dr Henrick Ellis.
Rector of the church, Canon Wayne Isaacs, said the theme was a call for Barbadians to be more inclusive of their fellowman in the manner of Jesus Christ.
Some of the attendees of the special service included former patrons Dr Joy St John and Prime Minister Freundel Stuart; members of the Geriatric Hospital with manager Joanell Oxley-Worrell; and members of the Children’s Development Centre and Barbados Alzheimer’s Association, which organizations will be beneficiaries of the fiesta. (CA)