9 vie for Voda­fone Co­ral Coast fete

The funds raised in the event will go to­wards the PM Re­lief Fund

Fiji Sun - - Front Page - WAISEA NASOKIA SIGATOKA Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika Feed­back: waisean@fi­jisun.com.fj

Nine beau­ties will be vy­ing for the 2016 Voda­fone Co­ral Coast Car­ni­val crown in Sigatoka that opens this Satur­day. The win­ner will earn a ticket to rep­re­sent the town­ship at the 2nd Tele­com Miss Fiji Pageant sched­uled for later this year. The car­ni­val be­gins on May 28 un­til June 4, which will co­in­cide with the 80th an­niver­sary of the birth of Sigatoka Town which falls on June 1.

Event co-or­di­na­tor Lo­raine Vereivalu said the char­ity raised from the event would be handed over to the Prime Min­is­ter’s Re­lief Fund to as­sists Fi­jians who have been af­fected dur­ing Cy­clone Win­ston which hit on Fe­bru­ary 20.

“We have nine con­tes­tants in to­tal with re­spec­tive spon­sors from the re­spec­tive busi­ness-houses,” Ms Vereivalu said. Ms Vereivalu also said the com­mit­tee was over­whelmed with the sup­port from busi­ness-houses as most of the con­tes­tants were spon­sored by the busi­nesses in Sigatoka Town.

“The girls are very ex­cited for the event. They are here to chip in for the car­ni­val and the char­ity raised will go into the Prime Min­is­ter’s Cy­clone Ap­peal,” she said.

“We would like to in­vite the peo­ple of Nadroga/Navosa to sup­port who­ever is go­ing to be crowned as Miss Sigatoka as we will be tak­ing her to the Miss Fiji Pageant at the end of the year.” She said this year also marks the car­ni­val be­ing staged at the Sigatoka Town Coun­cil ground. Last year Miss Out­rig­ger Fiji Beach Re­sort, Adele Lingam was crowned Miss 2015 Voda­fone Co­ral Coast Car­ni­val queen. Mean­while, the con­tes­tants for the first time were in­tro­duced to the pub­lic dur­ing the Skip­per Cup pro­vin­cial rugby com­pe­ti­tion at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka last Satur­day.

Photo: Waisea Nasokia

From left: Miss Saf­fron Soul by Tap­poos Bindya Goundar, Miss Sudesh Trans­port Shi­mal Sharma, Miss Sigatoka Cham­ber of Com­merce Avia Ku­mar, Miss Coastal Rentals Mere Narabe, Miss Market Ven­dors As­so­ci­a­tion Maraia Musu, Miss Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil Mere­wai Tu­pouni­toga, Miss Nadroga Navosa Coast­line Trans­port Mere­walai Rai­walai, Miss Sigatoka Town Coun­cil Elenoa Maseka, Miss Nadroga Navosa Civil Ser­vants Te­malesi Ofa at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka on Satur­day.

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