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Sugar Festival Targets $100K

The Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL)-sponsored Sugar Festival is aiming to raise $100,000 for charity work this year. The week-long festival, which begins today, is the largest of its kind in
13 Sep 2014 14:59

The Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL)-sponsored Sugar Festival is aiming to raise $100,000 for charity work this year.

The week-long festival, which begins today, is the largest of its kind in the Western Division.

The festival’s director Pusp Raj said all the money collected would go towards the housing and medical needs of the underprivileged in the Lautoka community.

“We are confident of meeting our target,” said Mr Raj.

He thanked the major sponsor (TFL) for the support and said this had really boosted the preparations for the festival.

“I also want to thank the businesshouses who are supporting in their various capacities,” Mr Raj said.

“I want the people of Lautoka to come out in large numbers and enjoy the entertainment provided at the grounds during the festival week.

“There is an air of excitement as we are boosting up entertainment for the people,” he said.

Ten contestants will be vying for glory in the five categories; Princess, King, Queen, Sugar Teen and the Pricilla crown.

“We received many applications but have had to cut it down to the required number,” he said.

As the country participates in the general election next week, he said the festival would provide a calming and relaxing atmosphere.

“We know the election is next week, and people are busy making their decisions. We ask them to come after casting their votes and relax,” he said.

Mr Raj said the voting will in no way affect the festivities in the Sugar City.

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