Three icons associated with the development of the constituency of Central Kingstown will be honoured by the Old Montrose, Lower Kingstown Park and Lodge Village Community Group at an event at Old Montrose on National Heroes Day, March 14.
In an interview with ANN, the community group’s chariman, Enroy King, said that the honouring ceremony will be part a fair and cultural exhibition which takes place at an area near the Singer store room at Block 2000, Old Montrose. He said the fair and is expected to begin at 11 a.m. and the cultural package is expected to commence at 4 p.m.
The three to be honoured are John Horne, former Minister of Culture and mas player; Roslyn Peters, Founder/Principal of Petersville Primary School; Arnold ‘Toushie’ Jack, former mas man, fisherman and mason.
King explained that while Horne is not a resident of Central Kingstown, at some time while he was Member of Parliament for West Kingstown, Old Montrose was part of that constituency.
He also said that Jack, who is currently living in Arnos Vale, lived at Old Montrose while making his contribution in the area of mas.
King said this is the third year that the event is being held, and it brings to 8 the number of honourees the community group has selected. Those previously honoured were: the late Walton ‘Tanny’ Peters, a songwriter and cultural artist; Starlift Steel Orchestra; calypsonian Kingsley ‘Hero’ Roberts; Dorothy Barrow and Monica Baisden.

“We see it being fit to say thanks to the people who have made the contribution to us,” King stated.
King said the fair will be one “with a difference” and patrons can “expect a lot.”
Performances are expected from Starlift Steel Orchestra, calypsonians ‘Azarra,’ ‘Hero’ and Heartbeat Resistance Drummers among other well-known artistes.
Member of Parliament for Central Kingstown Major St Clair Leacock is expected to address the event. King is appealing to the public to support the event. He said that part of the proceeds from the fair go towards purchasing items for Christmas packages to be donated to the less fortunate and elderly
residents of the constituency.

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