Banks DIH, Digicel rule Mash Day Parade

Banks DIH, Digicel rule Mash Day road parade

February 26, 2010

Banks Band on Mash Day 2010

After all the revelry for the nation’s 40th Republic Anniversary, Banks DIH and Digicel emerged as the major prize winners for the 2010 costume and float parade competitions.
Banks DIH copped four first place spots for the ‘Best Individual King’ while presenting the majesty of Banks Beer, ‘Best full costume large band’ that numbered in excess of 200 and ‘Best Semi-costume band’ that featured about 300 revellers. The mega-company also won the commercial floats top prize. Additionally, Banks DIH secured two third place prizes in the individual female and queen categories.
Digicel captured three first place spots in the individual male, female and Queen categories as well as one third in the Large full costumes band for their ‘Pollination’ presentation, which featured the Humming Bird, the Honey bee and the Hibiscus, all designed by Olympia Sonoram.
Ansa McAl (Carib) took three third place prizes for individual female, male and king costumes with their message of sand, sea and sun.
The National Aids Programme Secretariat and Ministry of Education copped the first place spots in the full costume medium and small band categories over GPL and the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs respectively.
Region Ten and the Ministry of Agriculture won the semi costume bands, medium and small category, respectively, while the Chinese Association and the Public Service Ministry copped the second place spots.
The PPP placed second in the large band semi costumes category while Slingshot’s Guyana: an Oasis of Hope placed third.
The National Library won the non-commercial float top prize while the Body of Christ and the Chinese Association placed second and third respectively.
In the regional competitions, region four was best, copping the top prizes for the individual King and Queen Costume categories, but regions one and ten copped the top honours in the full and semi costume categories. Prize giving is set for the March 5.
(Mondale Smith) | By KNews |

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