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The annual Marcus Garvey Fair put on by the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, will be held this Sunday (February 28) at Liberty Hall in Resource, Manchester.
The proceeds from the 2009 event were used to build a post office for the community and this year, support will be provided for the upgrading of toilets at the Resource Basic School. Work at the project is underway and should be completed in two weeks.
“The Resource Basic School will be getting flush toilets. We want to improve life in the community and the fair is about community development, and upliftment,” said Director of the Chamber and co-coordinator of the Fair, Valerie Dixon.
The event, which will get underway at noon, will feature entertainment for the whole family and exhibits from agencies and organisations such as the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA).
President of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), Steven Golding, will be the guest speaker at the opening ceremony.
The Chamber collaborates with the UNIA to stage the event annually to educate Jamaicans about the work of Jamaica’s first National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey.
Money raised from the fair supports community ventures.