Food, fun dominate PAN Regional 2

October 05, 2016
Contributed This female enjoying her fill of Copperwood pork
Contributed This group of patrons enjoying their fill of jerk chicken
Contributed Terry Ann Davidson, fist place winner in the Miracle Tomato Ketchup Tallawah Sauce competition, collects her prize from Miracle Marketing and Promotions executive Chrisette Gayle
Contributed This group of female patron enjoying succulent jerk chicken
Contributed Charlette Nelson, fist place winner Trelawny, is presented with her winning cheque by CB Foods brand manager Alicia Bogues
Contributed Kesna Bartley, fist place winner for St Catherine, collects his prize from CB Foods brand manager Alicia Bogues
Contributed Nicole Smith, first place winner, St Mary, collects her prize from CB Foods brand manager Alicia Bogues while CB mascot Chikky looks on
Contributed Cassius Gayle, first place winner from St Ann, collects his winning cheque
Contributed Winston McLean, 1st place winner Portland collects his prize from CB Foods brand manager Alicia Bogues
Contributed All the competitors in PAN 2016 Regional 2 pose for a group photo with Alicia Bogues CB Foods brand manager and Red Stripe's assistant brand manager Michelle Cunningham.
Contributed Wayne Morgan, first place winner Kingston & St Andrew, collects his prize
Contributed Devon Parkins, first place winner St Thomas, collects his winning prize
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A day filled with great vibes, endless amounts of juicy pan chicken and non-stop entertainment sums up Regional 2 of PAN 2016 at Folly Oval in Portland recently.

On entering the picturesque venue, you couldn't help but notice the bold red CB branding and the aroma of jerk filled the air. Patrons lined up to get their belly full and purchase pan chicken from the 34 competitors who represented the parishes of Kingston and St Andrew, St Thomas, Portland, St Mary, St Ann, Trelawny and St Catherine.

From the gates opened, there was never a dull moment. More than 6,000 patrons turned out to get a taste of Copperwood Pork's 'barb'-jerked pork prepared on its Road Hog, which got approval from local residents. There were also treats, courtesy of National Baking Company, and patrons were introduced to the ever-popular Bad Dawg Sausages.

While parents spent time catching up with old friends, the children were entertained at the Monster Milk Kiddies Village with a number of interactive games and rides, such as a zip line.

Emcees, comedians Dufton 'Duffy' Shepherd and Pretty Boy Floyd kept patrons in stitches and racing to the stage to participate in competitions, courtesy of partners including Miracle Tomato Ketchup, Diamond Foil and Digicel.

Red Stripe beer showed off what's good, and offered patrons bucket deals, while Pepsi offered a spin-the-wheel activity to win prizes.

An entertainment package on the main stage, later in the evening, culminated with creditable performances from the likes of gospel artiste Rondell Positive and dancehall artistes Devin Di Dakta and Aidonia.

PAN chicken men and woman battled in a cook-off for a spot at the grand final on October 30 to win the coveted title of Grand Champion. Though all the pan men and women gave it their all and delivered innovative spins on this Jamaican favourite, only 15 could emerge finalists when the judging was complete.

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