Over the moon . . . St Lucy claims top honours in independence contest.

For the fifth time, this island’s most northerly parish of St Lucy has taken top honours in the Spirit of the Nation show.

Daimon Rock and Jennice King were simply over the moon on Saturday night after they were adjudged the Most Outstanding Parish Ambassadors for 2017.

The couple also captured the Parish Project Award for their Agroacy- Feeding Me, Feeding You, Feeding All Ah We.

Speaking to reporters immediately following their victory, an emotional Rock dedicated his win to his deceased grandmother Eudine Rock, who took him to the show every year while she was alive.

“I did it all for her,” he said, fighting back tears.

King was equally emotional as she recalled the numerous times she had tried and failed to enter the competition before succeeding this time around.

St Joseph participants Francois Carrington and Keshanna Leacock placed second, while St John representatives Kyle Prescod and Leah Howell were third.

The Best Costume Award went to St Thomas’ Ranaldo Husbands and Amy Herbert with their delightful and colourful presentation. Best Formal Wear went to Raymond Thomas and Shenise Marshall.

The Spirit Of the Nation Award went to songbird Akea Burton from St Peter who did a beautiful and soulful rendition of classical 1975 hit Walk Away from Love.

The trio of violinists known as Stringed Brotherhood from the parish of St James was adjudged the Most Impactful Act with their rendition of Emmerton by The Mighty Gabby.

Dramatist Tamia Reece copped the award for Most Original Act for her hilarious skit entitled Dress Code which discussed worrying gun violence in the society.

Source: (KK)

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