Lethem to be officially declared a town October 20, 2017
DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The declaration to officially grant Lethem township on the October 20 2017, will be part of the first ever Town Week.
Mayor of Lethem, Carlton Beckles said plans are on stream for the hosting of the Lethem Town Week, with activities commencing the October 15 and ending on October 21, 2017.
Mayor Beckles stated that the concept of the Town Week “is like the birth of a baby”. He explained that Lethem was born as a town on the of October 21, 2015 in the Parliament of Guyana. “What we will be doing is christening that baby. So what we will be having is the declaration where the plaque will be unveiled to officially declare Lethem as a town by his Excellency, President David Granger.
Mayor Beckles said that work will commence soon on the Lethem Town Declaration Park, where the official declaration will occur.
Mayor Beckles noted that the Goals and Objectives of Lethem’s Town Week are to build unity and togetherness between the people of Region Nine and establish Lethem as a tourism destination as well as to showcase the Tourism and Agricultural potential of the Region.
“We see town week as a pride of the people of Lethem … of the people of the region and so forth. We want everybody to cherish it and while it is historic and there won’t be another declaration. We will continue to have Lethem town week observed on yearly basis”, Mayor Beckles said.
Chairperson of the Lethem Town Week Planning Committee, Raymond Hunt shared some of the events on the proposed list of activities:
Proposed list of activities beginning Sunday October 15, 2017
October 16th October 17th
Best Kept Yard Competition Football knock out competition
Plant a Tree Volley ball
Chess Tournament 10/10 cricket
Building light up Spelling B
Business & Service Booths Bold & Beautiful fashion show
Business & Service Booths
October 18th October 19th
Athletic Road Race Volley ball
Bicycle Road Race 10/10 cricket
Fitness Walk Lethem Town Pageant
Roast Master Cook-off Brazil Fun Park
Open Air Church Service
October 20th October 21st
Town Declaration Football Games Finals
Brazil Cultural show Volleyball Prizes and thank you
GDF Paratroopers Show Overland Tours
Lethem Got Talent DJ Showdown
Regional Agricultural & Commerce Diwali Motorcade
GDF Fireworks Gospel Concert
Brazil Fun Park
By: Gabreila Patram