A youth group in the Giraudel/Eggleston community has decided to host a ‘Flower Show Festival’ this year to highlight the flowers and beauty of the villages.
The popular Giraudel/Eggleston Flower Show will not be held this year.
According to one of the organizers of ‘The Flower Show Festival’, Anthony Paul of the Giraudel/Eggleston Youth Group, the event involves the same activities as the original Flower Show with added major activities.
Paul said the event will be held from the 8th to the 10th of May in the center of the village of Giraudel.
“On the first day we have a grand opening ceremony with our Lapo Kabwit,” he said. “The Prime Minister is expected to give a speech, then the Minister of Tourism, then the Chairman and the Parliamentary Representative, Joshua Francis. At the grand opening ceremony we have some culture performances from different culture groups and right after the opening, we have the cutting of the ribbon.”
A flower exhibition, a cocktail and a gospel festival also form part of the opening ceremony.
On the following day (May 9), there will be a competition of booths, with an entry fee of $5.
Paul revealed that the person with the best decorated booth will receive $500.
He said also that a group from the University of Guadeloupe will host a one-day class on floral arrangement dubbed, ‘Do it Yourself Arrangement’ with an entry fee of $20.
“The people have to bring their own flowers when they are coming,” Paul stated.
Later that day a ‘band splash’ will be held where two bands are expected to perform. The names of the bands will be revealed at a later date.
Young boys from the village who like to rap will also perform at the splash.
“The young boys in the village like to rap and we also trying to raise funds to give them a studio,” Paul said.
The final day will be a family fun day and will include bouncing castles, performance from dance groups from Giraudel, among other activities.
Paul noted that funds raised from the event will go towards the uplifting of Giraudel and Eggleston.
“Our goal for the funds raised is to build a committee bulletin board, we want to give the school a donation, to help build some drainage and we want to build at least two bus stops; one in Eggleston and one in Giraudel,” he said.