Three weeks ahead of the Miss Dominica Carnival Queen Pageant, three contestants are still without sponsors.
Events Director of the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC), Val Cuffy, said sponsorship is being solicited for Clarissa Nicholls of the Carib Territory, Marcia Baptiste of Portsmouth and Shama St. Hilaire of Pichelin.
The budget for each contestant is $12,500.
“We just want to see Dominicans from all walks of life give tremendous support. Funding is key so those of you who are able to give some sort of support, sponsor a carnival queen. We’re still looking forward for at least three other girls to be sponsored … sponsor a carnival band… Whatever the case maybe please give tremendous support to all of the activities…We’ll take whatever support,” Cuffy said at a DFC press conference on Tuesday.
DOMLEC has already sponsored Kristelle Fagan, Valdie Dejean is sponsored by her friends and co-workers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danna Augustine is sponsored by Scotia Bank and Amy Polydore is sponsored by the First Caribbean National Bank.
The contestants will compete in performing talent, swimwear, costume, evening wear and a question and answer round at the pageant.
The Miss Dominica pageant is scheduled to take place on February 12, 2010 at the Pottersville Savannah.