January 7, 2014
Nine Mornings winners to receive prizes this Saturday

The prize-giving ceremony for the 2013 Nine Mornings Festival is scheduled to take place this Saturday, January 11, from 10 a.m. at the Peace Memorial Hall.{{more}}

At the ceremony, prizes will be distributed to the various zonal and national winners in the VINLEC Community Lighting Competition, the best lit garden and best lit private house. At Saturday’s gathering there will also be the much anticipated announcements of the following categories: Best Nine Mornings Community; Best Christmas Community; Best 100 Years Theme; Best Community on Parade; Best Local Christmas Song.

The SVG Nine Mornings Committee will also honour nine outstanding individuals, businesses and communities for their contributions to the development of the Nine Mornings Festival over the years.

In this year’s festivities, Point Village took the major title, with Jimmy Samuel of Rilland Hill the best lit private house and the Richmond Gardens the best lit garden.

Addresses at Saturday’s prize-giving will come from Cecil McKie, Minister of Culture and representatives of the major sponsors: the National Lotteries Authority and VINLEC.

“The SVG Nine Mornings Committee has hailed the 2013 celebrations as a success with good programmes and large attendances by the public around the country,” a release from the organizers said.

Nine Mornings in St Vincent & the Grenadines was celebrated from December 16th to 24th under the theme: “Celebrating 100 years of a unique Vincentian Tradition”.