FESTIVAL 2002 WAS A SUCCESS
The 2002 festival activities went well, the attendance in the village was
great and the public seems pleased with the efforts made with the judging
of the different activities, according to Chairman of the Virgin Islands
Festival and Fairs Committee Luce Hodge-Smith.
The activities began July 14th with the Prince and Princess Show and
continued through to August 9th with the Carrot Bay fiesta. Other
activities included the usual calypso show, reggae night, international
calypso night, Sunday Morning Well emancipation ceremony, Ms. BVI Queen
Show, rise and shine tramp, parade, horse race and East End/Long Look
The village was named in honour of long time supporter Juliette Pickering
and the theme was “Celebrating the Old and New: It’s a Cultural Review”,
“Let’s Participate, Me and You - BVI Festival 2002”.
The VIFFC Chairman expressed gratitude to the sponsors and the various
contributors to the festival, the hardworking committee members, the
Ministry and Department of Education and Culture for their support.
“I was a little disappointed with the parade in terms of the number of
troupes and the level of participation from the schools,” Mrs. Hodge-Smith
told The Island Sun. “Some made an effort but didn’t get participation from
the students, so we have to find a way to remedy that.”
In the children’s troop category, G3 Production placed 1st, followed by
Enis Adams Cheerleaders and the National Majorette Pom Poms. The Francis
Lettsome Primary School - 30th anniversary won the children’s float category.
For traditional entries, Golden Spinner won first place in the children’s
majorette category. Enis Adams Majorette was second and National majorette
third. BVI Elite Sky Dancers won the adult mocko jumbie section, while
Limping Jack won the individual category.
For the adults, Out of Africa won 1st place in the troops, G3 Production -
2nd and Aloha from the Roots of Mary Flemming - 3rd. For the floats, the
Heritage Dancers captured the 1st place with its “Ole Time Culture and New
Time Mêlée”; BVI Rotary Club “Sewing the Seeds of Love” placed 2nd and BVI
Fire and Rescue Department “Fire Prevention Unit” came third.
Adult Individual King and Queen of the Band - 1st place went to Out of
Africa (Queen), 2nd and 3rd - G3 Production (King and Queen respectively).
The Tradition Indians of St. Thomas won in the visitor entry category.
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