Except for the area where alcoholic beverages will be sold, the site layout for the carnival grounds of this year’s Fourth of July Liberation Day will remain essentially the same as last year’s.
Saipan Mayor’s Office safety officer Mac Chargualaf is suggesting that a fence be built where local distributors and independent brewers will be located. “This is to keep their area safe from kids and the underage,” said Chargualaf during the committee meeting last Wednesday at the SMO conference room.
Chargualaf is part of the team that is in charge of logistics and preparation of the site where the Liberation Day carnival will be located. The Garapan Fishing Base, right across Kristo Rai church, where most of the celebration will be held.
Tents, electrical wiring, streetlights, lumber, plywood, wood pallets, and trash collection bins are some of the things for the site preparation.
“The layout would be the same as last year. I see no reason to change it, with the exception of the area where alcohol will be sold,” said Chargualaf. “We need to know how many will be using 220s and 110s [volts] so we could put each of them in one area.”
All local distributors of alcohol and beer have expressed their intention in putting up booths for the Liberation Day carnival. The committee expects all of them to comply with the regulations and have the proper documents needed for their operation.
Chargualaf said that a Department of Commerce Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Control representative should be invited in the next meeting to discuss information needed for the operation of said establishments.
The 2016 Liberation Day committee is also reminding the public that they can still submit entries for the slogan. Entries must have a brief essay that is related to the significance of the anniversary’s impact in the lives of the people of the CNMI.
The deadline for submission is today, Feb. 29, 4pm at the SMO or email your entries at firstname.lastname@example.org. The winning slogan will get $500.