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Manchester and St. Catherine to Crown Festival Queen

The parish coronations in the 2013 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition will continue this weekend with the crowning of Miss Manchester and Miss St. Catherine Festival Queens respectively. On Saturday, May 25, the coronation will be at the Cecil Charlton Hall, Mandeville starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the JCDC Manchester Parish Office, Adults: pre-sold $1000, at the gate $1200 and Children under 12 years old, $600.

On Sunday, May 26, St. Catherine will crown its Festival Queen to represent the parish at the Grand Coronation. The show will take place at Southborough Primary School, Portmore, St. Catherine starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the JCDC St. Catherine Parish Office. Adults, $1000 and children under 12 years old pay $400.

The contestants in all these shows will vie for a chance to represent their parish as cultural ambassadors and compete at the National Coronation. They will bejudged on Cultural Awareness, Leadership, Community Involvement and the Performing Arts. The competition under the theme:  “Jamaican Women…Shaping Our Culture and Our Nation” is the premier forum for intelligent, culturally-aware and poised young ladies seeking a platform to make their contributions to nation building and to be selected as local and international ambassadors for Jamaica. The Parish Queens will receive cash awards, trophies and gift packages from sponsors which include, Spring Time, Soft Sheen Carson, Excelsior, Singer, VMBS and Colgate distributed by Kirk Distributors Limited.

This year’s contest will have added flair as JCDC celebrates its 50th anniversary with the Grand Coronation scheduled for Saturday, August 3 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre.

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