The event which is being dubbed, the Lockhart Street Festival, will take place on Monday 19th September, Independence Day. A release from the party indicated that the day- long event will feature a fun fair for children, Caribbean buffet and competitions in dominoes and other local games.
The full length of Lockhart Street will be transformed into a mini-carnival type atmosphere with food, games, drinks and live entertainment, said PAM’s Political Leader, Mr. Lindsay Grant. The Lockhart Street Festival begins at 10am.
The release said “The annual celebration of Independence Day is especially poignant for the members, friends and supporters of the People’s Action Movement. The indelible mark of history will forever record that this party played the singular and significant role of shepherding this young nation to political independence. As such, the event has special added meaning for the PAM and is always celebrated in grand style.”
Other major events organized by PAM for the independence anniversary included the gala dinner and ball. This elegant black tie extravaganza is normally held the night before the Independence Day holiday, in order to enjoy the countdown to midnight which is greeted with a flag raising and singing of the national anthem however, this year’s event had to be scheduled for Saturday 17th to avoid a conflict with the National Day of Prayer, slated for Sunday 18th.
In honour of National Heroes Day the Party held its traditional sponsored walk in aid of charity. The participants travelled from Sandy Point to Basseterre, (Market Street).
This year’s walk however had an extra special twist because it was scheduled to culminate in a block party, in celebration of the exceptional achievements of Kim Collins and the St. Kitts-Nevis Team at the recently held World Championships in Daegu, Korea. The block party was held in Market Street by Jabo shop and was planned as an all day affair, in recognition of sporting ambassador Kim Collins and Team SKN, including Antoine Adams, Delwayne Delaney, Jason Rogers and Brijish Lawrence.