Tropical Carnival, winner of Sunday’s Children’s Parade.
PHILIPSBURG–Tropical Carnival was named Best Troupe for the Children’s Carnival Parade 2019 on Sunday afternoon by a panel of judges. Tropical is led by troupe leader Sade Hodge and displayed massive creativity, coordination and colours through costumes and participants.
The troupe bore the name “Soaring Ruler of the Skies”. Tropical also won Best Road Piece honours.
Second place for Best Troupe went to Jolly Jumpers. Jolly Jumpers also had the Best Individual Piece for individual #4 and Best Float which depicted a confetti cake.
This year, the parade was joined by culture troupes on the island.
Hundreds of children participated in the parade, which started at John Cooper/José Lake Sr. Ballpark at 3:00pm. St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) was happy with the turnout of onlookers and thanked all the troupes for participating in the culture and Carnival children’s parade.
The event ended in front of Carnival Village at 5:30pm.