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Reunion boosts town

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

SHOP owners in Levuka were rejoicing over the weekend for the big revenue generated during the 135th anniversary celebrations of Levuka Public School.

Levuka Town Council CEO Suliana Sandy estimated that about $50,000-$60,000 was raked in during the two-day celebration by the shopkeepers who were happy with the economic activity.

"Its one of the biggest celebrations and it was so colourful with the president leading — I would call it a mini Hibiscus Festival," Ms Sandy said.

"There were new things out on the shop windows and even the community centre came alive, the old photos of old buildings were also on display in their various shops, it was a hive of activity and people bought souvenirs to take back home.

"In fact for the school itself we ran out of T-shirts and sulu, hawkers were on the main streets selling the colour of the four houses and people sold lovo packs right into the night."

Ms Sandy said the celebration was a joy for many people on Ovalau because it benefitted everyone in the Old Capital, adding that it was rare to see such big celebrations there.








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