Aug 07, 2017 Sports
Plans by the eight cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS, to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Village of Rose Hall are on stream. The Club with the blessings of the Rose Hall Town Council would be hosting a series of activities from the 19th August to the 20th September, 2017 under the Motto “Celebrating the Legacy and Vision of our Founding Fathers” to mark the purchase of Rose Hall Village.
Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster is spearheading the planning of the month long celebration along with Vice President Mark Papannah, Asst Secretary Simon Naidu and Executive Member Sohan Harry. Foster explained that on the 20th August, 1842, 57 (fifty seven) free slaves purchased the Village of Rose Hall then known as Lot 9 (Nine) from European planter John Baird.
Rose Hall became a town on the 20th September, 1970 and has quickly developed into the commercial district of the ancient county. The programme would start with a Religious service and lighting up of the Arch Square on the evening of the 19th August, and conclude with a Berbice wide Teacher of the Year Programme at the St. Francis Training Centre on Wednesday 20th September, 2017.
The Club would be financing most of the activities on its own but has received assistance from several Government Ministries and Companies. The Ministry of the Presidency has donated 200 (two hundred) Guyana Flags towards the decoration of the township, while Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and the office of the Prime Minister would be donating another 200 (two hundred) flags and 10 (ten) gallons of paint for decoration of the public road and Arch Square.
Demerara Bank has committed itself to sponsor the Spelling Bee Competition, Republic Bank has sponsored a promotional banner to inform citizens of the different activities, while Hand-in-Hand Insurance would be sponsoring the 175th Cricket Tournament at the Area ‘H’ Ground on the 17th September, 2017. Poonai’s Pharmacy is standing the cost of lighting up the Independence Square and is also sponsoring a special Arch for the Anniversary celebration. President of the Guyana Football Federation, Wayne Jones has committed the Guyana Football Federation to assist the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club to organise a Football Tournament on the 27th August, by providing balls and technical personnel.
Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster expressed gratitude to all the donors and stated that as usual, the Rose Hall Town Youth &Sports Club and its eight cricket teams would work beyond the call of duty to make the anniversary celebration a huge success and a memorable one for every resident of Rose Hall. President David Granger has been invited to deliver the Feature Address at the Grand Parade and Official Ceremony on Thursday 14th September, 2017.
Foster also disclosed that a concrete Scoreboard at the Area ‘H’ Ground and a 175th Monument would also be officially opened on the 28th August, while Mr. Mahadeo Panchu, CEO of KSM Investment has committed the Company to doing some restoration work around the Rose Hall Town Independence Avenue using his Company’s products.
The cricket teams have also printed logos for the Anniversary, compliments of J’s Printery, while 1000 (one thousand) copies of a Tourist Poster were also printed compliments of the Eight Cricket Teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS. Among other major plans for the Anniversary are a Television Documentary, Newspaper pullout Magazine, Evening of Music, Medical Outreach Programme, Educational Competition, Career and Business Fair, Day of Sports, Inter Secondary School Tapeball Cricket Competition, Feed of the Poor Programme and Cross Country Race.
The month long anniversary celebration would be co-ordinated by the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Over 35 Group and eight cricket teams – Farfan & Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Metro Female, Gizmos & Gadgets Under 21 and First Division Teams.
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