Cakes, games and food at Pre-Mother’s Day Bazaar

Pre-Mother’s Day Bazaar was held in the Bottom at Carmen Simmons Sport Complex in The Bottom on Saturday.
Close to ten booths were selling mostly local foods and gifts. A cake-eating contest was held and there were games, especially for children. Saba’s own DJ Slim presented his musical selection, which ranged in style from relaxed to hyped-up.
Event initiator Franklin Wilson was pleased with the turnout. “It is my plan to have several of these bazaars every year. The next one is planned for this coming Saba Day and it will probably be at the same location. In 2008, a bazaar was held on Matthew Levenstone Street in The Bottom. “I recall this event well. It was a huge success with as many as twenty booths with music and foods from all over the Caribbean, such as Jamaica and Colombia. People are still talking about this event and I hope we can do it again someday,” Wilson said.
Saturday morning, children were entertained with arts and crafts by Caroline Teeuwen of Centre of Youth and Family. In the afternoon, a cake-baking contest was held. The three categories in which local mothers could enter the competition were best tasting chocolate cake, best tasting plain cake and the most beautiful designed cake. Peggy Barnes won with her best tasting plain cake and Helena Linzey had baked the best tasting chocolate cake. Linzey’s granddaughter Shareska Lucas was present to receive the honours. The award for the most beautiful design went to Christina Hassell. Prizes were handed out to these winners, as well as to the oldest mother, the mother with the most children and the youngest mother present at the bazaar. The prizes were sponsored by local supermarkets and hotels.
The first bazaar of this kind was held on the same location on Saba Day 2014 and on Valentine’s Day 2015.

From left: Mother’s Day Bazaar cake contest judge Winny Hassell with winners Shareska Lucas, Christina Hassell and Peggy Barnes, and judge Yvonne Smith.
From left: Mother’s Day Bazaar cake contest judge Winny Hassell with winners Shareska
Lucas, Christina Hassell and Peggy Barnes, and judge Yvonne Smith.
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  1. Correction:
    The award for the most beautiful design went to Peggy Barnes. Christina Hassell won for the best decorated table.

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