The Rose Hall Town Anniversary and Development Organisation has unveiled the programme for the week of events for the town’s 43rd anniversary celebrations.
The theme of the week-long festivities will be “Keeping our community clean in 2013.” The celebration will begin on September 20 with an opening ceremony and will end on September 28.
The opening ceremony will be held in the vicinity of the Independence Arch at 4 pm. The annual street fair and exhibition will take place on September 21from 12 noon to 9 pm at Independence Avenue.
According to Andrew Griffith, PRO and event coordinator, on September 21, there will also be an after-party to close off the street fair at the Rose Hall Town Municipal Ground (Area H). He said that on September 22 the day will start off with an anniversary cycle race at 9 am followed by a domino competition. He added that the day would end in the afternoon with an interfaith church service to be held just opposite the Republic Bank.
Griffith added that the week of celebrations will continue with a Spelling Bee competition at the Rose Hall Town primary school on September 24; a senior citizen day and a community service ceremony on September 25; a domestic violence lecture at the Port Mourant rehabilitation centre on September 27; and on September 28 a boxing competition will be held at the Municipal Ground to bring the curtains down. Underscoring the theme selected, Griffith said that garbage has become one of the major problems in Guyana and Rose Hall Town. He explained that the committee saw it best to use the week of celebration to advocate to residents to keep the town clean. “We are asking persons to understand that our community needs to be [kept] clean by the persons living in the community… we have to be disciplined enough to teach our children about cleanliness,” he said.