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Proceeds from Mango Jam to assist in purchasing school bus

Thursday, May 01, 2014    

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LITTLE LONDON, Westmoreland

Organisers of the recent inaugural staging of the Tropicana Tropics Mango Jam at the Little London High School in Westmoreland, say funds raised from the event will assist in the purchasing of a school bus for the institution.

"The school was recently upgraded from a secondary school to a high school, but this upgrade did not extend to infrastructure or other essential areas that need to be brought up to a high school level," said Myles, a teacher at the school, who is also a member of the organising committee.

"The acquisition of a school bus is a first step towards generating interest and awareness for the school," added Myles.

He expressed gratitude to Tropicana Tropics for coming on board to support the initiative.

Brand manager for Tropicana Tropics, Cornelia Nathan, said that the event was "family -oriented."

"Fun, and with food being such an integral part was a perfect alignment for our brand," said Nathan, expressing joy at being able to assist in the school's fundraising activities.

The well-attended event featured booths serving up varied culinary delights with the use of the mango fruit. Patrons were able to sample treats such as mango flavoured curry chicken, goat, crab, mango dips and sauces. Mango infused cocktails, smoothies and juice blends using Tropicana Tropics flavours created by some of Westmoreland's top mixologists were an added feature that also went over well with patrons.

Patrons were also treated to rich performances by the Rebirth Choir and Twin of Twins.

The no-show of rising dancehall star Alkaline, who was scheduled to be the main act, however, put a damper on the entertainment package.

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