Pumpkin Festival Saturday

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The Social Development Commission (SDC) and the Stony Hill Development Area Committee are partnering to host a Pumpkin Festival on March 30.

The event, which will be held at the Golden Spring Community Centre in St Andrew, starting at 10:00 am, will showcase the local economic initiatives of pumpkin farmers and individuals who are involved in agro processing, using pumpkin and its derivatives, the organisers say.

This will provide these individuals with an opportunity to promote diverse pumpkin products in surrounding communities.

A major feature of the festival will be a competition among the Stony Hill community development committees, where they will vie for the awards of 'Best Pumpkin Beverage', 'Best Confectionary', 'Best Preservatives', 'Best Baked Products' and 'Best Booth'.

Agencies and organisations, such as the Rural Agricultural Development Authority, Jamaica Agricultural Society, HEART Trust/NTA, and COK Sodality Cooperative Credit Union, will also be showcasing their offerings to patrons.

For more information interested individuals may contact the SDC at 876-948-1194.