A ‘green’ success for Island Living

The fifth annual Island Living show launched into action last Friday and Saturday at the Family Life Centre.

Pool Patrol employees

Pool Patrol employees were on hand to give advice.

The show offered everything for the home and garden enthusiast and proved as popular as ever with over 5,000 visitors attending, according to organisers Cayman 27.

Eco-friendly Go Green bags were handed out free to visitors at the show’s entrance. With the packing and carrying capacity of three to four plastic bags they offered the ideal solution for people to pick up all the literature and giveaways available from the 50 plus exhibitors.

The bags, new to this year’s show, eliminated the need for plastic bags and proved popular with attendees, who were able to pick up additional ones for $2 each, with proceeds going to local not-for-profit organisations.

‘The response to the Go Green Cayman Reusable Grocery Bags was tremendous,’ Monique Hather, Cayman 27 account executive said.

‘We are looking forward to seeing people re-use them in the supermarkets.’

Saturday’s cooking demonstrations proved a popular element of the event once more, with Pirates Den, Hard Rock CafĂ© and Champion House demonstrating some of their signature dishes, including conch fritters, chicken wings, apple cobbler and steamed locally caught snapper.

Banks, including Royal Bank of Canada, Cayman National and Butterfield Bank, returned this year, having proved a hit when they were introduced for the first time at last year’s show.

Other exhibitors included Cayman Buzz, Uncle Bills, Vigoro, Woods Furniture, Pool Patrol, Island Electronics, Security Centre, Octopus Events, Home Gas, Sothebys, Custom Closets and Little Darlings.

The event included live entertainment on both days, including singers Pam Burgess and Andrea Rivera of local band Heat, Swanky and Steel Pan player Michael Le May.

Tempting people to the show was the chance to win one of 10 pairs of Cayman Airways tickets, with winners announced on Cayman 27 Daybreak show last Monday.

‘The 2007 Cayman 27 Island Living Show really highlighted what “island living” is all about,’ Ms Hather said.

‘Each year this event grows not just in size but in heart. We have our loyal and enthusiastic vendors to solely thank for the show’s continued success, as without their colourful and interesting displays it simply would not be the same.’

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