JIS News

An array of traditional and non-traditional jerk foods will pique the interest and palate of patrons who attend the 4-H Clubs’ Hanover Jerk Festival and Fun Day, which will get underway this Saturday, (November 26), at Ruseas High School in Lucea, Hanover.
In an interview with JIS News, Errol Wynter, 4-H Parish Development Officer for Hanover, noted that the event, like all other 4-H events “will cater for the entire family” and in this regard, “children and parents alike can enjoy the offerings of food, entertainment and the various displays”.
Mr. Wynter noted that in addition to the traditional foods of jerk chicken, pork and fish, patrons would be able to enjoy a number of non-traditional foods including jerk calalloo, chicken foot, breadfruit, shrimp, conch, lobster, irish and sweet potatoes.
He further informed that a wide array of products will be on display, including home economic items such as jams, jellies and pancakes, art and craft and agro-processed foods, showcased by the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), and the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS).
The entertainment package for children will comprise a fashion and talent show, a kiddies’ village, horror house and the selection of the Miss Hanover 4-H Clubs. Adults will be treated to performances by ‘Rising Star’ finalists Noddy Virtue, and Christopher Martin, as well as entertainers such as Ghost, Mr. Lex, Cecile, New Kids, Predator and Singer J.
Patrons may also participate in an all day raffle, which will include a number of give-aways, such as a weekend for two at Couples Swept Away in Negril, night passes to Hedonism II, and dinner passes to Beaches Negril, Pirates’ Cave, and Negril Rock House Hotel and Restaurant.
Gates will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. the following day, with day entertainment ending at 6:00 p.m., and night entertainment beginning at 8:00 p.m. Entry cost during the day is $100 for adults and $50 for children, while a flat rate of $400 will be charged for the night entertainment package.
The Hanover Jerk Festival and Fun Day, is one of 45 events hosted by the Jamaica 4-H Clubs each year. The events form part of the efforts of the organization to raise funds, which are used to establish and sustain 4-H projects and training programmes.
Other upcoming 4-H events include, “Bickle Bash”, which will be held at the Goshen Sports Complex in St. Elizabeth on December 9, and a “Family Fun Day”, which will be held at the Puerto Seco Beach in St. Ann, on December 10.
The 4-H Clubs movement celebrates its 65th anniversary this year.