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Lotto assists culture shows

Lotto assists culture shows

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The National Lotteries Authority has continued to support cultural activities through the donation of $2,000 towards the Miss Big and Beautiful show, which took place last Friday. {{more}}

The monies were presented in the NLA’s office last Friday by Marketing Officer Kumar Persaud to the show’s chairperson, Pearl Williams, who said this was the sixth such venture since the firstshow held at the Lyric Cinema.

Persaud also presented a cheque for $5,000 to the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Music Association’s secretary, Linda Allen, for the 15th National Music Festival slated for March 2005.

Allen, on accepting the cheque, expressed deep gratitude to the NLA for its “very generous contribution” to the national festival. She said it was a very important occasion as the Association will be celebrating its 60th anniversary that year. She added that it was very significant that the National Lotteries Authority sponsor such a national event.

Allen said the festival is open to all Vincen-tians and she appealed to the general public to participate.

Festival Chairman Clifford Edwards also expressed gratitude to the NLA for its worthwhile contribution to the event.

The National Music Festival is scheduled to begin on Sunday, 13 March, 2005 at the Peace Memorial Hall. It will run until March 18.

Following the week of competition, gold medal winners will compete for trophies in a grand finale on March 20.