Street fair to boost Upper Princess Quarter

POSTED: 09/25/12 12:26 PM

St. Maarten – The Upper Princess Quarter district needs some positive light injected into it and the district’s community council plans to use the first annual Community Street Fair to rekindle interest in its neighborhood. The street fair will be held on Saturday September 29 from 08:00 am to 10:00 pm.

“Commercial vendors and nonprofit organizations will line the street of Sucker Garden. Live bands and DJ’s will provide background music, as attendees enjoy the booths and displays, and games for the children,” President of the Upper Princess Quarter Community Council Foundation, Cleophas Richardson said.

Richardson explained that although the street fair is a fund raiser for the community and it will also be an ideal time to resuscitate visitors to the area since the community has been plagued by negativity and has been given an infamous reputation.

The Upper Princess Quarter district stretches from the roundabout near Sundial School, borders Guana Bay and takes into account every area up to Defiance. Richardson said that he is proud to be at the helm of community development in the area but his foundation is still counting on the support of corporate citizens for the street fair.

To accommodate as many vendors as possible, the registration date has been extended to Friday. Persons interested in participating in the event are asked to contact the community council at or 554-6117, 553-6688, 550-4625 or 553-8876.

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