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Plans are well advanced for the staging of Miss Lou Day celebrations in St. Ann on September 19, as the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) and the St. Ann Parish Library have been working assiduously to ensure the success of the event.
The event will commemorate the life and work of the late cultural icon, Hon. Louise Bennett Coverley, and is scheduled to take place on the lawns of Lawrence Park in St. Ann’s Bay.
The JCDC’s Cultural Organizer for St. Ann, Wentlyn Mantle, told JIS News that the celebrations would begin at 11:00 a.m. and should see a number of schools in the parish participating.
“Last year we had the celebrations inside the library where we had a lot of students attending and I believe we were pressed for space, so this year we have decided to have it on the outside because we are expecting a much larger audience.
We will be having a symposium, which will begin at 11 o’clock and of course we will be having various presenters who will seek to give information on Miss Lou’s legacy,” Mr. Mantle said.
He informed that the St. Ann Parish Library would be setting up an exhibition on the day and extended an invitation to the residents in and around St. Ann’s Bay to come out and view the display.
Mr. Mantle said that persons would be entertained during a lunch hour concert, in which students and teachers from various schools in the parish would showcase their talents.
“We are anticipating a great day and we are asking everyone to come out and have a wonderful time. We want the schools and communities to come out and support us in the day’s activities as we celebrate the life and work of this great cultural icon who has impacted our lives in a such a positive way,” he said.