Digicel-Star 'Buss Fair' on today
The Digicel-STAR 'School Buss Fair' gets under way today, and thanks to a number of sponsors, patrons can look forward to a truly extraordinary event.
Several companies have thrown their support behind the event, which is having its inaugural staging at the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston.
In addition to donating to the 'School Buss' scholarship fund and making products available, soft drink giant Pepsi Cola has promised to keep patrons refreshed throughout the event.
During the fair, more than 20 students will be awarded scholarships based on their needs and academic performance.
"We are enthused to be a part of this initiative as it gives us an opportunity to support some of our customers with their various back-to-school preparations," said Mitchell Watson, marketing manager for Pepsi Cola.
Other food and beverage companies that will make products available during the event are Capri-Sun, KFC, Tastee, Jamaica Producers, Honey Bun, Fruit Jazz Punches, Ena Wong Sam Confectionery and Snacks, Nestle, and Reggae Jammin'.
VIVO Health Services has also agreed to make 20 doctors available to provide medical and optical check-ups while Portmore Dental Services will have several dentists providing their services free of cost.
HEART College of Beauty Services is also on board and will be providing barbers who will give free haircuts to the students.
No fair is complete without rides and amusements, and Wild Rides has agreed to take charge of the Kidz Zone, where kids will be able to play the day away.
The day's activities will end at the Redemption Village, where students will receive back-to-school packages courtesy of all the sponsors. This will include school bags, books, water bottles, and stationery.
The Digicel-STAR School 'Buss' will be at the St William Grant Park, downtown Kingston today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.