Trelawny Yam Festival April 2011
by Hugh Dixon
(Albert Town,Trelawny, Jamaica)
Trelawny Yam Festival
Come Easter Monday all roads lead to the cool hills of Trelawny for the annual Trelawny Yam Festival.
The purpose of the Trelawny Yam Festival is to provide an event which celebrates the rich culture and heritage of Trelawny and of Cockpit Country, an integral part of which is the cultivation of yams. The goals of the Festival are:
1. To promote the consumption of yam and encourage the development of value added by-products to develop the local economy
2. To promote the culture and heritage of Trelawny
3. To provide the opportunity for investment and the development of alternative business activity
4. To promote South Trelawny and Cockpit Country as a destination for community and eco-tourism.
Sponsored by Digicel, TVJ, RJR, IrieFM, Power 106, Jamaica Observer, Supreme Ventures Limited, Fersan, JBW Trelawny Blend, M.P. for South Trelawny and Catherine’s Peak Water.
Call 610-0818 for event information and booths booking.
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