Carnival 2011 registration opens on Wednesday

The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has announced that registration for all events for Carnival 2011 will be open as of tomorrow, Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Registration for booth holders will also open tomorrow. All registration forms can be collected inside the Government Administration Building at the security checkpoint. 

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Once filled out, the forms should be returned to the same location. Interested persons can register for the Junior Calypso & Road march Competition, Junior Queen Show, Senior Queen Show, Senior Road march competition, Band-O-Rama, Junior Carnival Parade, Grand Carnival Parade, Senior Calypso Competition, Band of the Year and the Youth Extravaganza.

SCDF President Stuart Johnson urged interested participants to register early in order to be fully prepared for the respective events. "We have started early this year with many aspects of Carnival. The dates for Carnival 2011 were announced since June this year, we have been working diligently behind the scenes to get everything ready. Now we need those persons interested in being part of Carnival 2011 to register," he said.

With regards to the booth holders, Johnson reminded the returning booth holders that they too should register in time. If they are not registered, he said, the SCDF has a long waiting list of persons eager to get a booth. "We always give returning booth holders the first option, but they too should register early to avoid any misunderstanding," he added.

Persons with questions can contact SCDF by emailing or calling 5220509 or 5225133.