Another successful staging of the Port Royal Seafood Festival

The patrons won many prizes after participating in several games.
The patrons won many prizes after participating in several games.

Broadcaster Jennifer ‘Jenny Jenny’ Small is in high spirits, as she managed to pull off another successful staging of the Grace Tropical Rhythms Port Royal Seafood Festival.

Held last Sunday at the Port Royal Football Field, the event attracted a large number of patrons, including an increase in children.

“We have achieved our objectives, and what is good is that we had a lot of children this year. We get the whole family, and everyone comes out to have a great time,” said Small.

The patrons were out in their numbers.
The patrons were out in their numbers.

Now in its 16th year, the Grace Tropical Rhythms Port Royal Seafood Festival has become a staple on the calendar of events traditionally held over the Heroes Weekend.

“What a fantastic sweet 16 this has been! The highlights for me was the bingo. We ran out of chairs because it was so well supported.  The Grace Kitchens Celebrity Cook-off was another highlight. The participants had a lot of fun,” Small continued.

These Grace representatives were all smiles.
These Grace representatives were all smiles.

RJR Gleaner Group’s head honcho Gary Allen won the Grace Kitchens Celebrity cook-off, beating out five other participants. Media personality Debbie Bissoon finished in second place while selector and choreographer Trippple X took third place. The other participants were broadcaster Wesley ‘Burgerman’ Burger, social media influencer Jehneel and actor/singer D Burnz.

“The cook-off was nice, you nuh. A from Grade 5 we a cook Sunday dinner, and this was a lot of fun. The friendly rivalry was also good,” said D Burnz. His meal was Grace coconut curried jack mackerel.

See highlights from the Port Royal Seafood Festival in the gallery below.

Bissoon was also upbeat about her participation.

“I’m from Clarendon and as a middle child, everyone looked at me to do the cooking. I’m very happy to be here, and the experience was great,” said Bissoon.

Throughout the day, patrons enjoyed delicious seafood dishes from various vendors, while the children had fun on various rides.

As the sun began to set, entertainment on the main stage kicked off with gospel singer Carey Sayles who blessed the venue with a spirited performance.

Other performers throughout the imcluded included Zagga, Nadine Sutherland, Govana, Chi Ching Ching and Louie Culture.