Youth group to host flower festival in Giraudel

A flower arrangement at the Giraudel/Eggleston Flower Show
A flower arrangement at the Giraudel/Eggleston Flower Show

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.

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12 Comments

  1. Anon
    April 27, 2015

    Nice to have young one’s doing things but why should they say that it is time for the “old” one’s to move out of there way and yet expect the “old” one’s to do all the hard labour?

  2. The Facts
    April 26, 2015

    Good luck to you youths. Hope everyone in especially Giraudel and Eggleston will cooperate and help make your new Flower Show Festival a success.

  3. toal
    April 25, 2015

    who wants to pay 20 dollars to put a bunch of flowers together, when you can learn this stuff for free on utube. Ok I know it’s not Kew, Hampton Court, Chelsea or Spalding flower shows. But it was nice to go see the plants and flowers in peace and quiet. just browse around. now it sounds horrendous. Not for me this year.

  4. Jayt.
    April 25, 2015

    Such a shame. this was totally unique to the island. Now it sounds just like another village fete.

  5. Fr. Franklyn Cuffy C.Ss.R.
    April 25, 2015

    Let us all join in encouraging and supporting our young people in there efforts in mobilizing and developing their Communities. Since you are young and vibrant, what about Morne Anglais? I have made that trip a number of times, even with students from the Giraudel School. It is indeed a site to behold. This could be an added attraction for would be hikers. As you may know there are a number of trained Tour Guides from the Communities.
    “To be of the Earth is to know the restlessness of being a seed,
    the darkness of being planted, the struggle toward light, the pain of growth into the light,
    the joy of bursting and bearing fruit, the love of being food for someone,
    the scattering of your seeds, the decay of the seasons, the mystery of death.
    And the miracle of birth.”
    John Soos.

  6. Anonn...
    April 25, 2015

    I was looking forward to the flower show. think I will give this a miss though. If I want to hear rap music I will go to a concert or turn on the radio. I want to see flowers and plants.

  7. April 25, 2015

    Way to go young people of my beautiful Giraudel. Now all that is need is concrete humility and harmony. Keep in mind that united, we will surely stand–we don’t want no falling among us.

    Blessings to all of you, especially my active nieces and nephews.

    By the way I posted that same picture, above, on my Face book wall last week is that a coincident?

  8. s.e
    April 24, 2015

    HOHO, where are the Flower Growers Group and their flowers? What went wrong? Ha, something weird is happening, everybody is wondering who is that Anthony Paul, Is he a community person or is he looking for his personal gain?

  9. Look story
    April 24, 2015

    I like that….

  10. T.O
    April 24, 2015

    Good for this young man to take on this initiative. Young, new and fresh ideas are always a welcome and added touch to something that has always been good. Kudos to the young people; you are the future. Keep it going.

    • more
      April 24, 2015

      I just hope he continues to work with the “youth group” when he’s done using them and their name.

  11. kix
    April 24, 2015

    hmmmm…. that is all I will say

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