The Micoud North constituency will come alive this weekend as the Constituency Council and the MP for area, Doctor Gale Rigobert, host a series of events to commemorate National Day.
Rigobert noted that in years past, Micoud Village in particular used to be the hub of activity around National Day as the shrine of Saint Lucy, the Patron Saint of Saint Lucia, is housed at the Micoud Roman Catholic Church.
She noted that every year, hundreds of Catholic Pilgrims make the journey to Micoud Village to celebrate the feast of Saint Lucy which is also National Day.
Rigobert told the Times that this year residents of Micoud North and the wider Saint Lucia will see the return of ‘Philadelphia Jam’ which is a street fair.
She explained that traditionally it has been a family activity.
According to the MP for Micoud North, she has very fond memories of the events relating to the commemoration of National Day.
Rigobert told the Times that as a child she recalled activities such as greasy pig, greasy pole, lime and spoon, three-legged, and sack races as well as veterans’ cricket and football.
She said these activities brought the community of Micoud North alive.
Rigobort stated that it was her intention and the intention of the Micoud North Constituency Council to bring back the “old times.”
“We are seeing the start of this with the hosting of the lighting of the community Christmas tree and the singing of carols carded to take place in Mon repos at the Community Centre Grounds this evening from 7 pm,” she said.
Sunday evening the ‘Philadelphia Jam’ will start at 2 pm.
Activities for children have also been planned.
On Monday, Micoud Village will have its community Christmas Tree lit.
There will also be a lantern competition and carol singing by various groups.
“There is a great deal of excitement about these activities,” the MP for Micoud North told the Times.
On National Day itself, Tuesday December 13, the usual mass to commemorate the Feast of Saint Lucy will be held at the Saint Lucy’s R.C Church in Micoud Village from 10.am.
Later in the afternoon on the Micoud Playing Field, there will be a range of fun sports.
Rigobert believes all the activities will “reignite” a sense of community and strengthen the social fabric of Micoud North.
She is inviting all citizens to join in the activities.