T-shirt bands ready to jump
AT LEAST FIVE tee-shirt bands are set to paint Christ Church in carnival colours.
The southern parish hosts its second annual carnival on Whit Monday with an all-day event which begins with a street parade, scheduled for 9 a.m., starting at Silver Sands and culminating at Wotton Playing Field. The playing field will also be the site for a craft village, slated to start at 2 p.m. and an after-party, which ends at 9 p.m.
At the launch of the event last week Thursday, Minister of Culture and Member of Parliament for Christ Church West Central, Stephen Lashley, noted that activities like Christ Church carnival provided good opportunities for community participation in Crop Over.
“Certainly along the route there will be shops and bars open, and people living along the route will come out of their homes and be a part of this event . . . . Even if you are not participating [in the jump] it is a great way to generate economic activity at the local level,” he said during brief remarks at the Wotton Pavilion.
The minister added that there was still time for other bands to register, and encouraged interested parties to contact the carnival’s committee or the National Cultural Foundation. Rodney King chairs the carnival committee, while Randy Eastmond is on the planning committee and external coordinator.
So far, the bands participating in the jump are: Boozers, Masqueraded Fantasies, Below Rock Jammers, Christ Church East Trailblazers and Strikers, which all showcased their tee-shirts at the launch. (Green Bananas Media)