APART from raising funds for their children's education, the people of Bua's nine districts displayed root crops and handicraft items in a competition during yesterday's Asco Motors Bula Re Bua showcase.
Showcase committee chairman Josefa Ravolaca said the competition was a way of acknowledging the villagers' labour.
"This competition will depict how villagers have made use of available land and resources for their livelihoods," he said.
"We view this as a way of maintaining our cultural heritage as we believe our lives are in our hands. The competition will feature the most creative handicraft items, the biggest root crop and the longest yaqona root (waka) to name a few.
"Such a competition will speak more of our districts and how the villagers live their lives."
Yesterday's event was attended by vude prince Savuto Vakadewavosa and national rugby league reps.
The showcase is aimed at raising funds to finance a scholarship scheme for the children of Bua. On Tuesday, the people of Bua commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Naulumatua Day.