FunFest here to stay, says organiser

April 21, 2017
The clown showed off his painting skills on this girl's face.
This youngster was rather focused on her work of art.
Patrons at the event also got the opportunity to play with rabbits.
This boy was obviously enjoying his time on the mechanical bull.

Tshani Jaja, one of the organisers of FunFest, has expressed gratitude to the Jamaican people for their continued support over the years.

Following another successful staging of the event on Easter Monday, Jaja told THE WEEKEND STAR that her team pulls out all the stops each time they host the event because they know how much it means to the public.

"The aim of FunFest is to bring families together, and we try our best to deliver the kind of entertainment that will keep families coming back each time," she said, explaining that patrons play a vital role in the planning of the event.




Held on the grounds of Hope Gardens in St Andrew, FunFest once again pulled a huge crowd. Families turned out in their numbers, bearing blankets, umbrellas and chairs in the hopes of having a fun-filled and relaxing day.

If the feedback from the patrons was anything to go by, then FunFest provided clean and wholesome fun for families.

Melissa Givans, a mother of three, told THE WEEKEND STAR that she has been supporting Funfest for the last two years.

"It is always a joy for me to take my kids here," she said. "With all that's happening in Jamaica right now where entertainment is concerned and with children being exposed to so many things they shouldn't be exposed to, it's refreshing to see an event where they can just be children."

Jaja told THE WEEKEND STAR that with the current economic climate in Jamaica, it gets harder each year to host the event. However, she admits that as long as her team continues to get support from their sponsors, FunFest will continue to be an affordable calendar event.

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