Mash in Lethem sizzles
The Department of Education, Region Nine, copped the first prize in the Lethem Mashramani Float Parade through the streets of Central Rupununi yesterday.
With their float depicting the six races of Guyana, the winners took away a trophy, compliments of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry and a cash prize of $70,000.
They beat into second place the Ministry of Health and the Tabatinga Patriarchs, comprising mature women, who ended up third, despite being a crowd pleaser.
The Ministry of Health contingent was rewarded with $50,000 and a trophy from the Rupununi Chamber of Commerce, while the Patriarchs won for themselves $40,000 and a trophy from the Institute of Private Enterprise Development.
The turnout of spectators was encouraging, with many persons travelling from neighbouring Brazil to take in the festivities.
According to the organizers, next year’s event is expected to be bigger and better.