December 18, 2009
Sion Hill lights up tomorrow

The pioneers of community lighting here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Sion Hill Community, will be turning on their lights at the Sion Hill Intersection this Saturday night, December 19.{{more}}

However, there has been a reduction in the number of lights that will be mounted at the Intersection.

Chairman of the Sion Hill Lighting Committee, Leroy Llewellyn said that the problem finding a suitable place for storage of the thousands of lights resulted in the late start of preparations.

Llewellyn revealed also that many of the corporate sponsors have not come forward with their yearly input, which has made the installation of the full scale lighting virtual impossible.

He linked this to the economic squeeze which this country and other countries are experiencing.

Llewellyn said he and his committee are committed to showing Vincentians and visitors alike the difference the lighting makes to the Sion Hill Intersection at the season of giving, Christmas.

Llewellyn, who has been at the helm of the Committee for the past eleven years, said that the Lynx Mas Band has for another year added their expertise to the intersection’s lighting up

The opening programme will have the invocation done by Pastor Richard Williams, and will hear brief addresses from Llewellyn and Minister for Culture Rene Baptise.

The packed cultural show will have performances from the Bowmans, the Vinlec Choir, the father and daughter duo of Tracy and Shannique Browne, Sweet Sixteen, the Avenues Dancers, Arabesque Dancers, Youth with a Purpose, Gospel Dan, the Sion Hill Euphonium Steel Orchestra, among others.

Inspector Jonathan Nicholls will be the Master of Ceremonies, with Third Element Sound supplying the sound reinforcement.