Residents of St. George will get a jump-start on their Independence celebrations, when that parish???s Independence Committee hosts a number of activities, beginning this month.

Starting this Saturday, October 11, at 6:00 a.m., there will be a beach cleanup at Bath Beach, St. John.

Business persons and artisans, who are residents of St. George, are invited to a Business Forum on Tuesday, October 14, at the Valley Resource Centre, Valley, St. George, at 7:00 p.m.

Presenters at the forum will include representatives from the Small Business Association, Barbados Yellow Pages, and Carlton Printing.

On Saturday, October 18, schools and clubs within the parish are slated to gather at the Gun Hill Signal Station at 7:00 a.m. for an event called Chain Links, held under the theme: Building Bridges in St. George, Linking our Communities. That activity will see participants joining hands to pray and sing. The Parish Ambassadors Paul Lucas and Charane Catwell will also give an address.

Residents are also invited to support the Parish Independence Committee at the judging of the 2nd Phase Project at Sam???s Bar, the Glebe, on Saturday, October 25, at 5:00 p.m.??On Saturday, November 1, starting at 8:30 a.m., the Committee will host a Pre-Independence Cake Sale at the Bridge Supermarket, Charles Rowe Bridge, St. George.

Then on Saturday, November 15, residents are encouraged to participate in a motorcade designed to garner support for the parish ambassadors and committee at the Spirit of the Nation Show. Interested persons should assemble at the St. George Parish Church car park at 10:00 a.m.

For further information, persons should contact the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat at 621-2700, or Vice-Chairperson of the Parish Committee, Paula Harris, at 437-5013, 425-7506 or 248-1467. Project Leader Carlyn Barrow can be reached at 437-5361 or 236-4587; and Assistant Secretary, Glendene Selman, at 426-5179 or 257-1988.

Author: Shamkoe Pil??

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