NON-MOTORIZED mini-floats of the 16 Barangays in La Trinidad and other participants will soon be viewed during the celebration of the Strawberry Festival in March.
“We are looking forward to non-motorized but wheeled floats to make it stand out from traditional motorized floats of other towns. We are going to invite about a dozen more from private groups for the open category who would like to join. The private groups and the 16 barangays may join either of the two categories,” Strawberry Festival Executive Committee Secretariat and Tourism Officer Valred Olsim said.
Olsim also specified the mini-floats will have the recycled and floral or use of indigenous materials.
“We have to invite earlier so more may join us. We have improved our design for this program also from last years’ experience. We’ll be judging the aesthetics and creativity of the float in separate categories,” he said.
The concept is to give emphasis to the flower growing communities and the creativity of recyclers in assembling a float through their own materials, the tourism officer said.
“We are allotting P30, 000 to P40, 000 budget to encourage and motivate participants,” Olsim added.
Olsim added the municipality is set to seek the permission of Benguet State University to allow the usage of the strawberry farm parking area for the preparation of the floats.