The Rupununi Expo is set for this weekend with one of the main attractions being the Miss Rupununi Pageant where six delegates will be competing for the coveted title. The expo is a two-day affair and will feature several events including farmers, craftsmen, women’s groups and others showing their products, skills and talent.
There will also be the fun day which will see teams competing in football, cycling, cricket and more. It’s an event to experience the unique indigenous culture which is being held under the theme, “Rupununi rising, unleashing potential”.
The grand showcase will be held at the Tabatinga Sports Complex. However, the delegates competing in the pageant recently visited several offices including the Mayor & Town Council of Lethem, Regional Democratic Council, Customs and Immigration Office.
His Worship Mayor of Lethem, John Macedo and two of his Councillors had a brief talk with the delegates during which they were encouraged to build their self-confidence and wish them all the best.
Deputy Regional Executive Officer of RDC Althea Lovejoy was happy to meet the Delegates and gave them her support, advice and great words of encouragement.
The officer in charge of Customs in Lethem Phillip Paraug was delighted to meet the delegates and also wished them the best over the weekend.
Meanwhile, on the first evening – Saturday, November 25- the contestants will compete in the introduction and talent segments. This will be complimented by performance by the Calibro Band alongside, Deejay Valkeno.
On Sunday, November 26, the delegates will compete in tourism wear, beachwear, evening gown and the intelligence segments. The queen along with the first and second runners-up will receive cash prizes, trophies and bouquets among other incentives. Those who did not place are not left out, they will receive beauty baskets along with cash incentives.
Admission to the event costs 1000 at the gate while children under the age of 12 will be admitted free.