Christopher Serju, Gleaner Writer
A NUMBER of this year's parish pavilion displays were clearly and colourfully inspired by the Jamaica 50 anniversary theme, using local food produce to highlight their displays which were judged on the opening day and the results of which will be announced today.
Using yellow and green bell (sweet) peppers, Trelawny's eye-catching display in the shape of a large 50 was a real crowd-puller. The Clarendon Horticultural Society naturally opted for two floral arrangements - one on the shape of the number 50 and the other in shape of a crocodile. In addition, the parish booth also displayed a map of Jamaica with the number 50, as well as the Jamaica 50 logo created from sugar (candy).
St Elizabeth's display showed a lot of creativity and hardware, as the designers went to great length to get the details clear in their presentation of a hummingbird, which was set against a colourful background showing a wider range of local produce. Then there was the Jamaica coat arms, which was another masterpiece.
The Manchester display incorporated a Jamaican flag and the number 50, a display taking up so much space there was no missing it.
Here are some pictorial highlights of some of those displays.