|Kanuku Mountain communities to showcase range of products at Christmas Fair|
|Thursday, 25 October 2012 22:00|
MEMBERS of the Kanuku Mountains Community Representative Group Christmas Fair Committee (KMCRG - XmFC) of Region 9 (Upper Essequibo/Upper Takutu) have announced that arrangements for their annual showcase of¬†handicraft, jewellery, cosmetics, natural products and foods and beverages of the Rupununi are well under way.
They disclosed that their third Rupununi Christmas Fair is to be held at the Market Place at Lethem on Saturday, 15th December, 2012.
The members encourage and ensure participation of community members in the management of natural resources and social development of their communities.
The Fair showcases traditionally preserved foods, therapeutic preparations, and handicraft; as well as products aimed at broader markets by applying modern techniques to process indigenous materials.
Individuals and groups¬†are expected to have on display and for purchase products ranging from juices to dried & crystallised fruits, fruit leathers, fruit cheeses, jams, marmalades & jellies, achars, pepper sauces, farine & cassava bread, cured & dried meats, as well as dairy products.
Hand-made jewellery, ornaments & baskets will be available next to soaps, creams, herbal oils & tinctures.
In keeping with the spirit of merit for effort and excellence, competitions will be held in each category of exhibits; with winners, chosen by a panel of judges, receiving prizes and awards.
Winners of the competition held in 2010 and 2011 received prizes such as blenders, weighing scales, juicers, pressure pots,¬†and jam jars with lids.
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