December 29, 2011 Jamaica Observer BY HORACE HINES West reporter
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — MAYOR of Falmouth Colin Gager says this year’s staging of Falmouth Grand Market held in Water Square, the town’s centre, was a tremendous success.
“It was very successful… one of the best years we ever had. It was well put together and the people (vendors) made money,” Gager said of the gigantic flee market.
The event was conceptualised by Gager in 2007, the same year he assumed the post of mayor.
In an interview with the Observer West, Gager expressed a strong desire for his vision to be prolonged, even after he departs office.
“We started when I became mayor in December 2007 and this is one of the legacies I want to leave when I demit office. I would like this to be an ongoing Trelawny thing, because if this was not going on, the people would have to go to Brown’s Town in St Ann or Montego Bay, St James for Grand Market,” Gager argued.
On Christmas Eve up until the wee hours of Christmas morning, Water Square was transformed into a carnival-like atmosphere, as music selected from several genres blasted from sound systems strategically placed around Water Square, where vendors paraded their wares on stalls in the full view of a large number of shoppers.
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Its refreshing to hear the Mayor speak.
“This isn’t a fund-raising exercise for the council. Sometimes we end up making a profit and sometimes we don’t. It is really a way of igniting the community spirit. As a local authority, we can’t continue to just make money and don’t give back to the community,” he explained.
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