Georgetown celebrates 175th anniversary with ‘City Week’

The Guyana mayor and councillors of the city of Georgetown have planned a week of activities to commemorate its 175th Anniversary, titled: “City Week,” that will begin with a “Gratitude and Celebration” church service at the historic St. George’s Cathedral Church on Aug. 19.

Mayor Patricia Chase-Greene outlined a program to engage Guyana’s diverse population during a showcase of Georgetown’s historic journey that began under Dutch rule.

A cleanup exercise in Georgetown, mainly in the Stabroek and Bourda Market areas, took place on Aug. 12. Additionally, artisans will exhibit their arts and craft in the Main Street area, a short distance from Georgetown City Hall.

“City Week,” branded as a tourist attraction, will include a special tree planting exercise, a health fair, a cocktail reception at the Marriott Hotel, among other local events.

The historic commemoration, which was launched with youth initiatives on Aug. 10 is geared to inspire citizens to participate and celebrate the historic milestone, as the city seeks to improve its infrastructure including City Hall, which is undergoing an extensive transformation.

Memorabilia celebrating the 175th Anniversary will be sold at City Hall, Regent Street and Avenue of the Republic.

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