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Beauties excited

Shayal Devi
Friday, June 20, 2014

TWO of Xavier College's brightest have been chosen to take part in the Ba Riverside Carnival this year.

Grace Lawakeli and Makereta Dugu, both 17, said they were humbled to take part in the carnival which fell on a vspecial occasion — the 75th anniversary of Ba as a township.

"We are excited to be a part of this historic occasion," the girls said.

The duo, alongside nine others, will be vying for the Miss Ba Riverside Carnival 2014 crown when the event kicks off from August 4 to 9.

After securing a sponsorship of $95,000 — $75,000 from Digicel Fiji and $20,000 from Bank of South Pacific — preparations by the carnival committee are ongoing to hold one of the most spectacular events celebrating the rich history of the "soccer crazy" town.

Special administrator Praveen Bala said this year's carnival would be historic as the town had come a long way since its colonial days.

"For the week-long carnival, the Ba Town Council will also remember and acknowledge the past mayors, special administrators of the town and all workers who kept the streets and parks clean and neat."

The carnival will also feature seven king and three princess contestants.





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