Three booth owners honoured at Grand re-opening of Cultural Village
By: T. Chapman
SKN PULSE – Fresh with a kaleidoscope of colours, the newly renovated Cultural Village officially re-opened on Friday, (July 14) with a brief ceremony honouring three booth owners; the cultural village Stalwarts, Oldain ‘Sandy’ Claxton, Kemuel ‘Kem’ Simmonds and Samuel ‘Fish’ Richards have had a significant impact on the village since it’s inception spanning over 20 years.
In their own unique way, the three booth owners have been very consistent in providing service to patrons of the village for the annual festive season.
At Sandy’s, patrons would line up for a hot-crispy chicken, a cold beverage or even watch the ‘guys’ play domino while at Kem’s bar, patrons would line up for a cold nice mixed alcoholic beverage, hot dogs or even for a slice of fish.
The innovative approach Richards took to incorporate, the, Bull Pen’ now the Rose Garden simply brought life to the village over the years and continues to be the life of the village today.
Considering the new changes to the village, the honouring of the Cultural Village Stalwarts came at the right time.
Mad links DJ, Dendy Fahie collected on behalf of Samuel Richards while Chevaughn Claxton received the award on behalf of her father, Oldain Claxton.
As per usual, the three stalwart booth operators may be found in their usual spots.
The awards were presented by the Minister of Culture, the Hon. Mark Brantley.