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25th Year of Junior Junkanoo Launched
Nov 28, 2012 - 5:24:54 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson (fifth from left) pictured with the winners of the Once Upon a Time in Bahamaland -- The Story of ESSO Junior Junkanoo book cover contest and representatives of Junior Junkanoo sponsors. The winners were announced on Friday, Nov. 23 at the launching of Junior Junkanoo during a cocktail reception marking the 25 years of Junior Junkanoo. Also pictured are from left: Valentino Hanna, ESSO Country Manager; Mr. Percy "Vola" Francis, Craft Instructor in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture; Jan Knowles, Royal Bank of Canada; Jeremy Storr, artist; Mother of Ilka Rodgers, artist; Jeffery Pierre, artist; Dr. Linda Moxey-Brown, Director of Culture in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture; Rufus Johnson, ESSO Retailers Territory Manager; and Pam Chandler, Art Director, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. (BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in conjunction with its major sponsors ESSO, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Coca Cola launched the Silver Jubilee (25th year) of Junior Junkanoo with a cocktail reception at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort on Nov. 23.

ESSO country manager Valentino Hanna says ESSO plans to raise funds via its Junior Junkanoo Rewards promotion and its Pennies at the Pumps initiative, where each dollar raised would be matched by ESSO. The initiatives will run until December 13 the day of the Junior Junkanoo Parade.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson congratulated the sponsors and encouraged them to continue to sponsor the parade.

ESSO also announced the winners of the “Once Upon a Time in Bahamaland -- the story of ESSO Junior Junkanoo book contest


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