Rotary Club of Liamuiga’s 2nd Annual Night of Entertainment Hailed a Success — Patrons still cheering days later
Basseterre, St Kitts (5 April 2012): Over four thousand dollars were raised for the Advancement for Children Foundation at the Rotary Club of Liamuiga’s (RCL‘s) 2nd Annual Night of Entertainment, held Saturday, 31 March 2012. The charity Event served up an eclectic mix of local artistes and prizes for those who supported. The success of the Event is still being hailed by patrons who begged for encores and days after recall the Event with enthusiasm and pleasure.
Inside the cozy atmosphere of Bobsy’s Bar & Grill in Frigate Bay, the Night of Entertainment kicked off with the rhythmic, lovers rock sounds of the inimitable 4 Play Band. The Band’s female lead singer had patrons swaying in their seats as they awaited the start of the performances from the artistes.
Emceed by Rotarian Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd, the Rotary Club of Liamuiga demonstrated its ability to mix entertainment with philanthropy, giving audience members chances to win several prizes including three (3) cell phones provided by Digicel, the main Event sponsor. Winners had to prove to be the best at completing the lines of several witty calypsos.
From the entertaining MC, who treated the audience to several musical renditions throughout the night to belly-splitting jokes and witticism from Calypso Reggie and Will “Midge” Archibald, the entertainment proved more than enough. The Event’s artistes’ selection left patrons amused, inspired and challenged. Rotary also introduced a few lesser-known but highly talented individuals like poets Ken Crossely, Valencia “Mad Cow Ent” Kelly and Mario Williams. Adrian Scantlebury, lawyer by day and amazing, soulful saxophonist by night, also wowed the audience with his rendition of John Legend’s “Heaven” and a unanimous encore of R. Kelly’s “Step in the Name of Love.”
One of the highlights of the night came from the stand-up comedy routine of local veterinarian and Rotarian, Dr. Burnell Nisbett. The hilarious Doc had the audience hooked from his first punch line and kept reeling them in with his charisma, wit and satire.
RCL President, Peter Jenkins, declared the Event a tremendous success. “We are extremely proud and pleased that so many individuals turned out for the event. More importantly, we are happy that we were able to raise needed funds for the Advancement of Children Foundation,” said President Jenkins. “First and foremost, Rotary is focused on building community and this Event was a wonderful combination of the community helping us do that.”
The main sponsor of this Event was Digicel St. Kitts Nevis with sponsorship also being received from Xpress Events, Bobsy’s Bar & Grill and Beyond Timeless/PositivelyInclined.
The members of the RCL sincerely thank Digicel for the continued support of various Club activities and projects and Xpress Events, Bobsy’s Bar & Grill and Beyond Timeless/PositivelyInclined for sponsorship of the “2nd Annual Night of Entertainment”.