From the Farley Hill National Park to the outskirts of Boscobel St Peter, the spirit of carnival was alive and kicking as nearly 150 revellers participated in the annual St Peter Carnival also referred to as Boscobel Carnival.
The jump up, which is in its second year, was organized by a group of concerned residents who felt that the community was in desperate need of a boost after they had been afflicted with a year-long drought back in 2016.
With hits from St Peter’s own Stiffy blasting from the speakers, the crowd was ready to party thanks to the deejays of Dream Real Sounds Solution.
The revellers departed from Farley Hill just after 1 p.m. On route they attracted curious onlookers and residents, with some coming out of their homes to listen to the music and even join in the dancing.
Organizer Sasha Edwards informed Barbados TODAY the proceeds from the event would go towards helping community organizations, schools and the elderly in the parish who needed assistance.
“We will be doing more than just the jump up,” Edwards revealed, saying that, “any person that needs assistance we will try to assist you”.
She added that the community festival has lived up to its slogan All Ah We Iz One, explaining that more residents have been participating since its inception.
“We realize that we are having more community spirit. Anything that is happening in the community, we realize that people are coming out and supporting,” Edwards said.