JIS News

Plans are advanced for the 2006 staging of the Portland 4-H Clubs Achievement Day, which promises to be the bigger and better than previous years. The event, scheduled for April 12 on the grounds of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), will culminate activities in the parish to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs.

Clinton Brown, 4-H organizer for Portland, told JIS News that this year’s event would be bigger and better with competitive activities expanded from 14 to 19 to include football, netball and domino contests, and a stage show featuring performances by clubbites. He said that event would be renamed the ‘Portland 4-H Clubs Youth Expo and Fair’ to reflect the expanded programme.

Mr. Brown told JIS News that planning was being spearheaded by an events consultant, who has been charged with promoting the fair and help solicit support from corporate companies and local business entities. He noted that effort would be made this year, to attract more adults to the event.

The parish organizer said that all of the parish’s 40 clubs were being fully mobilised for the occasion, with a number of club’s benefiting from ongoing training programmes. He noted that the enthusiasm being displayed by the clubbites suggest that this year’s activities would be well supported and successful.