Jamaica Family Fest for Heroes Day

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October 16, 2015

On Monday, the Mandeville Primary and Junior High School grounds will be transformed into a field of festivities for the third staging of Jamaica Family Fest.

The Heroes' Day event is a family fair specifically geared towards the restoration and the rebuilding of families and communities across Jamaica. The fun-filled event, previously held on the lawns of Devon House and Constant Spring Football Club, "promises to influence the nation positively", says organiser Andrew McKenley of Gospel Linkup, a social media company.

"Taking into consideration Jamaica's continuous domestic, economic and social problems; we aim to promote education, good family values and wholesome entertainment, while creating a fruitful environment for successful business," says McKenley. Jamaica Family Fest, which begins 11 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m., is being staged in an effort to donate funds to assist the Mandeville Women's Centre by providing finances, diapers and personal hygiene products to pregnant and abused girls, while contributing to the cultural, economic, social and environmental development of the parish.

Gospel fans can also expect to be entertained throughout the day with great music by international gospel artistes DJ Nicholas, George Nooks, Joan Flemmings, Sister Scully, Digicel Rising Star Roxy J, Jai Kingston, Kimiela Issacs, Kevin Smith, Carey Sayles, Adiel Thomas & Ministry and 2015 JCDC Festival Song winner, Ancient Priest.

Presold adult tickets cost only $600 and $800 at the gate. Students with ID can purchase presold tickets for $300 and $500 at the gate.

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