For this year’s Independence celebrations Hanover Parish Council will again partner with the local committee of the JCDC to organize the customary series of events. In addition to the usual festivities highlighted by the “Emancipendence” vigil and gospel show on the evening of July 31, in the Lucea town square, the organizing committee will commemorate the lowering of the “Union Jack” with a civic ceremony on August 6, to be followed by a ‘Gran Gala/Street Dance’.
To these flavourful and exciting events will be added this year, a “Celebration of Drums” – a one hour Conga drum also known as Bongo drums, session, to be held in conjunction with Hanover Police Civic Committee. The event will take place in the transportation centre, to be followed by a family fun day. “Plans are well underway”, said Committee chairman, Wynter McIntosh, “and despite budgetary limitation we have a programme everyone will be proud of.” He added that the committee will launch the celebrations which form part of Workers’ Week with a Thanksgiving Church Service at the Cacoon Castle Church of the Nazarene, on July 27, starting at 11:00 a.m. Meanwhile, Mayor Shernett Haughton has praised the planned series of events, and stated that she is “proud to be part of the programme.” She stressed that all activities are expected to flow smoothly for the holidays.