PORT ANTONIO – Four-H clubbites from schools and community groups across St. Mary will come together to show off their skills in a number of competitive areas, at the annual Parish Achievement Day slated for Thursday, April 7 at the Llandromney Estate near Port Maria.
All 69 clubs in the parish are expected to participate in the day’s activities, which will feature contests in sandwich making, cake baking and decorating, agro processing, rabbit care and management, poultry care and management, public speaking, budding and grafting, circumposing and potting, and the St. Mary 4H Boy and Girl of the Year competition.
Clubbites at the basic school level will compete in table setting, seed identification, plant identification, pet identification and recitation.
The official ceremony to launch the day will commence at 3:00 p.m., with Superintendent of Police in Charge of the St. Mary Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Cederick Allen, as the guest speaker.
Speaking to JIS News in an interview on Wednesday (March 30), 4-H Parish Development Officer for St. Mary, Sherlene Edwards-Butler, said all arrangements are in place for a successful day.
She said the clubs have been fully mobilised for the event, with all their projects prepared for the occasion.
Mrs. Edwards-Butler expressed gratitude to the teachers of the various schools and the numerous community leaders, who have given of their time to prepare the clubbites and exhorted the residents of St. Mary to give full support to the day’s activities.
By ASTON G. BAILEY