Sunday, February 18, 2018

Point Fortin Borough to celebrate SuperBlue

POINT FORTIN'S Borough Day celebrations this year will be dedicated to Road March and Soca Monarch Austin "SuperBlue" Lyons, a native of Point Fortin.

Yesterday, Point Fortin Mayor Clyde Paul said SuperBlue was not yet informed of the Point Fortin Borough Council's decisions, but was sure "what we have to offer him, he will accept".

SuperBlue thrilled thousands of fans at the Soca Monarch Competition last Friday, sharing top spot with Machel Montano.

He also won the Road March title with the song "Fantastic Friday".

Paul congratulated SuperBlue, saying: "Well done, our faithful son. We always knew that there was going to be a reburst of SuperBlue."

On February 28, the council will hold its statutory meeting at the Town Hall in Point Fortin. SuperBlue will be invited to attend when he will have lunch with members of the council.

Afterwards, there will be a sod-turning ceremony for a children's playground that will be called the SuperBlue Children's Play Park.

Paul said the street opposite Kalloo Street will be renamed Austin Lyons Street and there will be an unveiling of the new street sign that same day.

The play park and street are located very near to where SuperBlue grew up, he said.

On April 30, SuperBlue will be presented with the keys to the borough during the annual Civic and Awards Ceremony for the annual Borough Day celebrations.

Friday, May 2 will be dubbed "Super Friday" and the following day will be called "Pan for Blue Day".

Paul said he was excited for SuperBlue, who was always invited to perform at functions in the borough.