The Daily Herald writes that the “Bikini Wet T-shirt Carwash” organised to raise funds for the Extravaganza Carnival Troupe was a success, according to the board of the Extravaganza Carnival Troupe Foundation consisting of President Daniela Linzey, Vice-chair Juliette Robinson, Treasurer Roekje Simmons, Sonaida Lake and Hazel Durand. They thank all who supported the car wash and food sale fundraising event held Saturday, March 29, at the Juliana Sports Field in The Bottom.
The proceeds will go towards assisting the purchase of costumes for this year’s Saba Summer Festival. The organisers used the occasion to sign-up and take costume measurements for those interested in joining the troupe.
The board members are thrilled with the large turnout for the event, especially the impressive number of food orders, which tended to overwhelm the cooks throughout the day. They were particularly grateful for the support of the Caribbean Netherlands National Service RCN who brought all their vehicles to be washed. Similarly, the Saba Electrical Company brought all their vehicles, as did Scout’s Place hotel and restaurant among other local businesses.
The tantalising title of the event attracted many vehicle owners, likely because of the lack of water in private cisterns. It proved to be a family-friendly outdoors event with most of the actual car washers being children who enjoyed splashing, but also did a great job at cleaning some of the vehicles.
A balloon blow-up playground castle provided additional fun for the youngest participants while most of the adults spent the afternoon under the shaded bleachers, waiting for the food to be served. In the evening and well into the night the participants were also treated to a dance party hosted by local deejays as well as DJ Maestro from St. Maarten, “Red Eye Crew’s” official deejay.