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Olympian joins celebs on the floor

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Olympian joins celebs on the floor

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BARBADIANS from all walks of life yesterday had the opportunity to meet and greet double Olympic gold medallist Christian Taylor, and other celebrities at the Cave Shepherd Broad Street store. 

Duty Free Caribbean brand manager Kay Richards, who was present at the Shop with the Celebs event, said: “We thought it would be a good idea to bring our local celebrities down to Cave Shepherd as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations and our in-house 110th year celebrations. 

“We also thought it was a good idea to bring our celebrities to a brand new store that we have developed for customers to meet and greet with them,” she said. 

Throughout the store staff members were dressed as celebrities, such as Tina Turner and King Dyall, to name a few. 

Taylor’s presence meant a lot for the Cave Shepherd family who were just as excited as the patrons to meet him. 

“It means a whole lot because he’s one of us. He’s home-grown. His grandfather Grantley Taylor is one of our former directors here, so Christian would have grown up in Cave Shepherd. We appreciate him [taking] time out of his schedule to be with us today,” Richards said. 

Local celebrities on hand included cricketing legend Sir Garry Sobers, Minister of Sport Stephen Lashley, veteran calypsonian Red Plastic Bag, veteran entertainer Richard Stoute, surfer Brian Talma, Miss Universe Barbados Shannon Harris and radio announcer and DJ Kirk Brown. (RA)