PAN 2017 off to a great start in St Bess
Last Saturday was a day of jam-packed entertainment for the entire family at the 2017 staging of PAN 2017 Regional One.
The event, hosted by CB Foods, was held at Independence Park, Black River, St Elizabeth.
From the young to the old, patrons lined up outside the venue before the gates were opened, ready to partake in the fun and excitement.
Families enjoyed tasty, specially priced pan chicken with National hard dough bread, prepared by participants from St Elizabeth, Hanover, Westmoreland, St James, Manchester and Clarendon.
The children flocked the expanded Monster Milk Kiddies Village, which included interactive games, bouncers and even a zip line.
A winner and runner-up will be selected from each parish and will advance to the Grand Finals on October 29 in Half-Way Tree.
Entertainers Christopher Martin, Devin Di Dakta and gospel sensation Kevin Downswell excited patrons, each delivering creditable performances.
Judged on a number of elements, including taste, presentation and sanitation, the PAN 2017 Regional One winners walked away with $40,000 cash, courtesy of CB Foods, along with gift baskets from PAN partners. The runners-up received $20,000 cash as well as gift baskets.
The winners in last Saturday's regional round are:
n Manchester first place: Nicola Brown, second place Latisha Swaby
n Clarendon first place: Anthony Huie, second place Carlton Donaldson
n St Elizabeth first place: Kaheim Newsome, second place: Orville Samuels
n St James first place: Oneisha Brown, second place: Dezrene Smith
n Hanover first place: Wendell Gayle, second place: Donald Smith
n Westmoreland first place: Vincent Turner, second place: Andre Wright
Regional Two in PAN 2017 heads to Folly Oval, Portland, on Saturday, September 30.