PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Junior Carnival Parade will be held on Saturday, April 8. The St. Maarten Carnival development expects a small, but lively parade for children which, because of how late Easter is falling, has to be held much earlier than usual.
The parade will kick off at 2:00pm from the Jose Lake Ballpark along L.B. scot Road. All troupes will begin gathering at 12 noon on Saturday. The parade will travel down L.B. Scot Road, Bush Road, over the Prins Bernard Bridge and take the span of Pondfill until it ends at the Little League Ball Park.
The SCDF took the decision last year not to take the children parade down Fronstreet and will stick to that decision this year.
The foundation explained that Front street for small children presents too much of a problem with heat and too many obstructions for emergency services that might have to get to children quickly.
“Adults can handle heat better and know for themselves when it’s time to take a break ect. Children are much more sensitive and often cannot tell when they are in danger with heat ect. Last year Pondfill worked well for us and the children,” the SCDF said.