A fundraising dinner is being held to help offset the cost of this year’s emancipation festivities.
This is according to Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival & Fairs Committee, Carnel Clyne, who said the monies will go directly towards subsidising the August Monday parade on August 5.
“The parade is one of our biggest events that we put on that we don’t really get anything back, so we are just basically trying to find ways to offset the parade cost,” Clyne explained.
He further said: “The monies go towards offsetting cost that relates to the infrastructure and the other things that we have to do to set up the parade in order for you guys to have a successful parade.”
Sub-Chairman of the Parade Committee Ottley Hodge had said last month, that this year’s parade has seen an increase in the number of troops that typically participate. He had also said stands will be erected along the road to provide shelter to patrons and onlookers this year.
Meanwhile, three individuals and three groups are to be honoured at the fundraiser which is titled the ‘Oceans of Blue Sapphire Honourees Dinner’.
The fundraising dinner which will happen on Sunday, July 14 will honour Kenisha Sprauve, Jasmine Brewley, Myron Rubaine, Lashing Dogs, Xtreme and Heritage Dancers.
The dinner is set to commence at 6:30 pm at the Mariner Inn at the Moorings on Tortola. Admission for couples is $100 while singles are charged $60.
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