Venue will be ready for Fun in the Son


July 08, 2016
Donnie McClurkin

The National Heroes Park will be ready for the staging of The Best Dressed Fun in the Son on July 16.

This assurance was given by Lt. Col. (Retd) Richard Sadler, festival director, who said work has been taking place simultaneously on the construction of a new perimeter fence around the park by UDC contractors, while The Best Dressed Fun in the Son team prepares the grounds.

to accommodate a number of activities that will be available free of cost to the thousands of Jamaicans expected to attend the all-day gospel festival, he noted also that on the day of the gospel festival, the UDC contractors would be on their regular weekend off.

"We are confident that the simultaneous work that is now taking place between the contractors and our team will result in the venue being comfortable for our patrons come July 16," said Sadler. "Our planning, logistics, safety, and security teams are working to ensure that the site is secure, safe, and comfortable."


He added: "In fact, we are committed to putting in place temporary structures necessary in key areas to meet our requirements. In addition, we will be watering the grounds throughout the day in the event there is no rainfall leading up to the gospel festival."

Sadler expressed gratitude to the KSAC, the NSWMA, the JCF and local authorities for their support, as well as to members of the immediate communities who have committed to making patrons feel welcome and safe.

From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., there will be non-stop activities in the Children's Village, Extreme Sports Zone, and Food Court. A parade of marching bands will kick off the day's activities, while throughout the day, children and adults will be entertained with displays and interactive sessions such as art and craft and positive messages through puppetry.

The day will end with a grand gospel concert featuring Donnie McClurkin, Kevin Downswell, DJ Nicholas, Papa San Davis, Judith Gayle, together with the Word from Evangelist Andrew Palau.

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