According to the Public relations Officer of SPIRIT, Ms. Judy Dupont, “Support has been steadily picking up, demonstrating the backing the private sector still has for community development. And, as the upcoming weeks unfold, partnership for the festival is expected to increase further.”
“The support that we have witnessed in the last few weeks can only be interpreted as the private sector acknowledging the positive impact of such a community festival, and investing its resources accordingly,” said Dupont.
“We thank the businesses who have come onboard and who have recognized, from a distance, the quality of events we wish to stage. We encourage other businesses and citizens to support the festival in any way they can,’’ Dupont said.
WITH less than one month on the clock for the launch of the much-anticipated community, more sponsors are pledging their commitment to what could be the most spectacular community event the nation has seen in decades.
Black San Bang-a-Lang, to be held from April 1-25, has already induced enormous community pride as nationals home and abroad count down the days to this ‘cultural fete at Belle Tete’. The festival has also gained the backing of corporate entities, such as RAM’s, SKNVibes.com, LIME, Positively Inclined, G-Squared and Digicel. Popular youth brands like iRepSKN and Island Expressions have also joined the Black San’ train while two of Sandy Point’s largest businesses and community partners, Daniel’s Trading Company Ltd. And E&K Supermarket have secured their place as festival sponsors.
St. Kitts Auto Supplies has come onboard as the official bicycle parts and gears store for the RAM’s Endurance Bike-a-thon, and the latest addition to the sponsorship list, Triumph’s Beauty Store, has pledged that anyone visiting its Pelican Mall outlet will receive a 15% discount of most of its products for correctly reciting the full name of the festival every weekend until the end of the festival!
Black San’s parent organization, SPIRIT, has also launched a website promoting the festival events. Viewers can also be part of the festival by making a donation as small as $20 in a quick and safe online transaction!