Toddlers delight at Kiddies Carnival
By CAROL MATROO Sunday, February 27 2011
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These little ones came ready with their lollipops as they took part in the band Shape It Up by Rose Mary Perkins. ...
It was the tiny tots who elicited the most delight from spectators at the 55th Red Cross Kiddies Carnival 2011 held at the Queen’s Park Savannah, yesterday.
And the brilliant sunshine made it just the occasion for adults and children to consume copious amounts of sno-cone, ice-cream, lollies, juices and soft drinks. Cotton candy and popcorn were popular snacks for the youngsters as the adults made a beeline for corn soup and bake and shark.
Over 350 youngsters took to the “big stage” as it was their time to shine in their Carnival costumes.
In the Babes in Arms category, the tiny masqueraders, some barely able to toddle across the stage, brought forth rounds of applause of approval from the hundreds of spectators in the stands as they attempted to dance to soca.
Little Trey Jones, who placed first in this category for his portrayal “A Trini Bat” impressed the crowd in his red, white and black bat outfit as he teetered and tottered before the judges, clapping his hands in time to Machel Montano’s “Advantage” and had to be led from the stage.
Rian Seupersad was adorable as a yellow chick now being hatched with his portrayal “Look Wat’s Hatching.” This youngster decided he did not want to follow the officials’ directions and went off bobbing to his own beat.
Naima Hannibal copped Most Original Costume with her brown, chocolate truffle costume “Just Luv My Cocoa Puff”, while Azaria Swift placed second with “Sweets of Tobago” and Amariah Augustin was third with her portrayal “Princess of the Enchanted Garden.”
In the Boys Three to Five category, Jahmai Chance copped the Most Original Costume with his portrayal “Farrel Bassman From Hell: Tribute to Shadow.”
Kerwyn Roberts placed first with “Royal Court”, Keegan Farrell was second with “Chebon Tenitkee – Thunder Boys” while Armando Shampoo placed third with his portrayal “Meteor Shower.”
In The Girls Three to Five category Rihanna De Silva got the judges’ nod for her costume “Feather Delight”, while Delece Rabathaly was second with “The Colours of Life” and Shayera Olivieirre placed third with “Somewhere and Sometime Between.” De Silva also received the Most Outstanding portrayal under six-years. Zara Massiah received the prize for Most Original costume with “Out of De Bush.”
In the Category Six to Eight Years, Stephen Seupersad placed first in the boys with “Easter Sunrise” while Vaughencia Mieres topped the girls in this category with her portrayal of “Frills and Thrills.”
The Couples category was won by Ivory Armour and Joshua Regrello for their portrayal “Opposite Elements.”