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Oistins to come alive today

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Oistins to come alive today

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THE LAUNCH of the 2014 Community Independence Celebrations promises to be an exciting and fun event for the entire family. 

It is scheduled for today at the Oistins Car Park, Christ Church from 2 to 9 p.m.

Patrons at the event can expect an entertainment package that includes dance, song and stick-licking performances.  Those who come early will be able to shop in the craft village, eat local delicacies in the food court and take part in heritage tours. There will also be a kid’s zone.

Acting coordinator of the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat (CICS), Jessica Parris has urged persons who are interested in the tours to preregister by calling the CICS at 621-2700.

“Ambassador Robert “Bobby” Morris will be conducting the tours.  They will be visiting areas such as South Point Lighthouse, Newton Burial Ground, Church Christ Parish Church, the Oistins Tavern and areas of interest within the district,” she revealed.

According to the acting coordinator, at 5.30 p.m., a colourful parade featuring the Parish Ambassadors and committees, accompanied by a tuk band and conch shell blowers will proceed from the top of Oistins Hill to in the Oistins Car Park.

The official ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. It will feature performances from the best of parish talent over the years, the presentation of the 2014 Spouge Award to Sach Moore and a feature address by Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley.

“We will also have folk performances and a spouge and calypso segment, so there are lots of things that persons can enjoy,” Parris said, encouraging everyone to be a part of the festivities. 

The launch of the 2014 Community Independence Celebrations is sponsored by Goddard’s Enterprise Ltd and is being held under the theme Uniting a Nation, One Community at a time. Admission is free. (BGIS)