Families flock Funfest

By Kevin Jackson
Observer writer

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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There were noticeable enhancements to the Easter edition of Funfest held at Hope Gardens in St Andrew recently.

“We turned things up a bit with this staging by adding some new features. We also had some rabbits and lots of Easter-themed activities that families of all ages can participate in,” Shanelle Bethune of FamFun Entertainment, event organisers, told the Jamaica Observer.

Funfest, held four times annually, continues to pull large crowds and the Easter edition was no exception.

Bethune explained the reason behind the event's continued success.

“It's a simple formula, we do it with love. It's an experience you will find nowhere else,” she said.

Gospel artiste and recent Sterling Gospel Music Award winner Christopher Gayle was upbeat about performing at the event.

“It was a very good one. Much more than I expected,” said Gayle, who performed songs, including The Wall and Jesus Fight My Battles.

Other performers included: Kevin Downswell (who thrilled the crowd with favourites such as Stronger and Goodbye World); Trevelle Clarke; Jovan Whyte; Oshane McHugh; Dancin Dynamites; and Xylophone.

Flames, a fire breather, turned up the heat during his routine with his torches.

On stage, various sponsors engaged patrons with a number of giveaways. They were rewarded with gift baskets.

The next staging of Funfest is scheduled for the summer.

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