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Since its genesis in 1952, the Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show has traditionally been known for its display of the very best in local livestock, agricultural and horticultural exhibits from all 14 parishes. However, come July 30 to August 1, Jamaicans are in for a treat with some very special and unique additions to the usual displays, exhibits and competitions. Speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, Senator Norman Grant, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) said that he was “very excited” about the “new attractions” specifically geared towards educating and entertaining patrons.
Giving details, Senator Grant said there would be a large horticultural display mounted by the Horticultural Society that is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
“This attraction is to highlight the advances made in the horticulture industry and the business opportunities geared towards the export market,” Senator Grant explained.
Another attraction mentioned by the JAS President will be the inaugural staging of the Invitational Chef Competition where chefs from across the island will share with patrons, techniques on preparing certain types of meat and slicing the meat in various cuts.
“The preparation of good and tasty Jamaican food is what this competition is all about,” he said.
Another area of interest will be the Denbigh Treasure Hunt, which will allow show goers to visit the widest possible number of displays and actively participate in events throughout the show. It will run each day and is intended to involve the entire family.
As part of the activities there will be a Kiddies Village inclusive of a technology super highway zone with demonstrations and usage of the Internet by children as well as daily workshops on technology and various interest groups.
In addition to these new attractions, Senator Grant informed that Denbigh 2005 would emphasise information dissemination through conferences and seminars.
During the three days of the show there will be a sterile area with an air-conditioned tent, projectors and a public address system where speakers will make presentations of 1