George Town heritage day celebrates community life

Monday’s George Town heritage day will take place on Cardinall Avenue, right downtown and central to all the Pirates Week action. 

Things kickoff at 10:30 a.m. with local food for sale and a DJ. At 11 a.m., there will be storytelling by Vernetta Ryan, and the event officially opens at 12:30 a.m. 

“On behalf of the George Town Heritage Day committee, we hope that our guests will experience and enjoy the warmth in our local delicious dishes and entertainment,” said committee member Cheryl Myles. 

“It is with great pride that we participate in this annual festivity by sharing with the different cultures in our local community and bringing awareness of what our heritage is all about.” 

Certainly George Town’s history is rich and visitors will have a chance to learn more about the district’s past and present. 

A hula hoop contest, storytelling by Ms. Vernice Myles, a jelly bean counting contest, and a steel pan performance are planned for the afternoon. 

The watermelon and banana eating contests are sure to make for great entertainment, rounding out the afternoon at 4:30 p.m. 

Quadrille dancers kickoff the evening followed by DJ entertainment and possibly a fashion show to follow. 

Ms. Myles notes that while the site has been home to the event for a few years, plans are afoot for a whole new setup at the next Pirates Week. 

“George Town is looking forward to utilizing a new proposed site for [the] 2016 festival event, and we are excited about that and hope our future visitors will be also.” 

George Town’s history is rich and visitors will have a chance to learn more about the district’s past and present. 

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There’s always a fine food selection at heritage days.

Checking out old-time kitchen items.

Checking out old-time kitchen items.

Kids don traditional costumes at George Town heritage day. – PHOTOS: JEWEL LEVY

Kids don traditional costumes at George Town heritage day. – PHOTOS: JEWEL LEVY
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