Chairman of the Linden Interim Management Committee, Orrin Gordon, told the media that the recently concluded Linden Town Week was phenomenal, with support from the Diaspora exceeding all expectations considering the current global financial crisis.
“I was blown away by the commitment of those in the Diaspora, who came despite the financial meltdown.”
Gordon however pointed out that he was not happy with the political bantering that was triggered by Mayor of Georgetown, Hamilton Green, who he opined, used the opportunity for “political grandstanding”.
He added that all that was accomplished through this was a continual “tirade”, or “busing out” by the other speakers that followed.
“I am asking that in future this does not happen. Town Week is the birthday celebration of our town, and you extend best wishes on birthdays; you don’t go to buse out”
Gordon said that all the events received maximum support, with the exception of the “Dramarama”, which was not as well supported as it should have been. This reportedly resulted in some disillusionment on the part of the promoter.
Special mention was made of both the “Big, Bold and Beautiful” and “Miss Linden” pageants, which were both well supported, and received rave reviews, for great presentations. Organizers of these two events were applauded for their efforts, since securing sponsorship for delegates was tremendously stressful, according to Gordon.
Government departments were very “tight-fisted” when it came to financing these events, which resulted in the Town Week planning committee having to step in financially more than once, Gordon said.
Large corporate sponsors were not as supportive as they could have been, he added.
The “Old Kara Kara” 50th anniversary, which was celebrated simultaneously with the Town Week was described as a “nostalgic affair”. Gordon said, “It felt good going into Kara Kara, when there is no flood.”
He said that many nostalgic memories were brought back by the documentary that was shown on early life in the community.
“More participation was expected from local artisans and manufacturers, considering that the Linden/Georgetown bus park and the newly constructed Egbert Benjamin Exhibition Centre were available free of charge for sale and exhibition of items manufactured locally,” Gordon further declared.
Meanwhile Chairperson of the Town Week Committee, Dawn Caines, is exhorting Lindeners to start planning earlier for Town Week, in an effort to achieve more.
Funds accrued from the Linden Town Week will be used to execute community projects, including the installation of lights at the Mackenzie Bandstand and for acquiring more benches for the Mackenzie River Front among others.
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