Service signals Independence Celebrations

Scores of residents flocked to the Christ Church Parish Church yesterday morning to attend the service that kicked off the 2014 Community Independence Celebrations. The service, attended by Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley, other Government officials and Parish Ambassadors, was the first activity on the calendar of events for this year.

“This year, the very important theme Uniting A Nation, One Community At A Time embraces not only communities, but individuals as well,” Lashley said. “It serves to celebrate the importance of nationhood. But at the same time, we do that through the inspiration and the eyes of our young people.”

Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley at yesterday’s church service.  
Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley at yesterday’s church service.

He added: “Our young ambassadors and all of the persons who are responsible for their training and for the support that they get are responsible largely for creating a kind of atmosphere that we have every year in this programme.”

The Community Independence Celebrations would be officially launched on Saturday, August 30, at the Oistins Car Park.

Parish Talent Zonal Shows are scheduled for September 13, 20 and 27, and the Sagicor Life Inc. Lighting Ceremony takes place on November 1.The final event is the Spirit Of The Nation Show on November 15.

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