Over 1,000 Reverlers for St. Philip Carnival
NEARLY 1 000 REVELLERS dressed in simple but colourful T-shirts took to the streets of St Philip gyrating to pulsating music as the annual St Philip Carnival was held yesterday. Starting promptly at 10 a.m. at Culpepper Development, five bands wined their way behind music trucks to the King George V Memorial Park as scores of spectators lined the route cheering them on. By 3 p.m. all bands had arrived at their destination and the revellers were enjoying the breezy picnic area. The festive feeling permeated the carnival throughout the day as onlookers – men, women and children – just danced to the music without attempting to get into the bands. The revellers too were orderly, keeping within their security ropes, moving aside to allow vehicles to pass. One of the organisers and parliamentarian for St Philip North, Michael Lashley, reported an incident-free carnival. Lashley’s band, Legundz Boyz – Peace Love And Unity was the largest on the road with around 500 revellers and, according to Lashley, was an attempt at bringing the community together. “I want to encourage the youth, this is a tribute to them,” he said. The MP said that inspite of the delay in this year’s fund-raising by the organising committee, members of the five bands managed to enjoy themselves. Lashley said he wanted the committee to begin work on the carnival from the beginning of the year so that it would have time to complete – and make use of – as many fund-raising events as possible. He also said that although some bands suffered from a lack of funds, it was another successful carnival.
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