Marreth Smith weighs a bunch of green bananas during the Mango Array and Tropical Fruits Festival Friday afternoon at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park. Photo: CHRYSTALL KANYUCK

With competitions in bobbing for mangos, identifying varieties of mangoes, and eating mangos, this year’s Mango Array and Tropical Fruits Festival was designed to appeal to residents’ competitive nature.

For one of the day’s winning mango bobbers, Kashani Farrington, the competition made the event a lot more fun.

“I won some things for school,” the 9-year-old said after the competition. He added that he’s used to winning, but he didn’t give away his strategy.

“I’m just good at it,” the Willard Wheatley Primary School student said, before teasing his friend and co-competitor Deshawn Doyley for not doing as well.

When not competing or watching the contests, attendees shopped from local farmers or bought hot food and natural products from vendors at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park.

 

See the July 18, 2013 edition for full coverage.

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