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Carnival Contestants Take Time Out

After a hectic week at the Vodafone Millennium Sinu Festival, the contestants finally took time out to rest yesterday. They were treated to a lunch by festival organisers of the
20 Jun 2016 12:16
Carnival Contestants Take Time Out
The Vodafone Millennium Sinu Festival contestants (from left) Helen St John, Ceceilia Moku, Lidia Sereinagata, Susana Lutulevu, Sera Sale and Lilian Raravuso at the My Suva Picnic Park take a time out after the festival ended on Saturday night. Photo: Filipe Naigulevu

After a hectic week at the Vodafone Millennium Sinu Festival, the contestants finally took time out to rest yesterday.

They were treated to a lunch by festival organisers of the Nasinu Town Council at the My Suva Picnic Park in Nasese, Suva.

They then gave the Fiji Sun time to reflect on their past hectic week.

Miss Lei Entertainers Helen St John said the festival gave her a platform to showcase her talents.

“I gained confidence and made a lot of friends,” she said.

Ms St John said she had developed a special bond with the other six queen contestants and she would keep in contact with them.

Miss Nasinu Town Council Lydia Sereinagata, who donned the charity crown on Saturday, shared similar sentiments that she would cherish her experience.

“The past seven days were best moments of my life,” she said.

Festival chaperone Sailosi Sirisirivalu said: “Past seven day was very challenging for the committee, but it was a learning experience for most of them.”

Festival chairperson Esita Nawai said the crowd turnout was overwhelming and exceeded their expectations in so many levels.

“The large crowd was a good indication that their expectations have been met.

“All the stall owners had gone home more than satisfied. So everyone was happy as well as the organisers.

Ms Nawai said they would soon start with Miss Nasinu’s preparations towards the Miss Fiji pageant.

“We will let our queen rest for a week before preparations of the Miss Fiji pageant,” she said.

Ms Nawai said the total amount of the charity raised throughout the week was yet to be finalised.

She said it would be donated to the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund.

Miss Nasinu Ruci Vakatale Marama will represent Nasinu at the national pageant later in the year competing with other municipality queens with the chance of representing the country at the Pacific Islands Pageant.

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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