Special day: Dame Jennifer Smith will be celebrated at a special event being hosted by the St George’s North Constituency 1 PLP Branch on Saturday. *File photo
Special day: Dame Jennifer Smith will be celebrated at a special event being hosted by the St George’s North Constituency 1 PLP Branch on Saturday. *File photo

A celebration for Dame Jennifer Smith’s contribution to the community of St George’s and to Bermuda will be held on Saturday.

The event is being hosted by the St George’s North Constituency 1 PLP branch and will be held inside Fort St Catherine.

Senator Renee Ming is organizing the event and said the PLP’s first Premier only knows to show up and has no idea what’s in store for her.

“It will be a celebration of contribution made by Dame Jennifer to the community and our country.

“We will start at 7pm and go until probably 11:30pm and that depends on if people want to dance.

“Tickets are $75 for general admission but we don’t have very many left.

“VIP is $125 and with the VIP ticket, you’re invited to a cocktail party with Dame Jennifer from 6pm to 7pm and then to the dinner and entertainment.”

She continued: “If anyone knows Dame Jennifer, she was very much involved in the arts and performing arts so we tried to do this celebration based on what she enjoys.

“There will be a buffet style dinner and cash bar and the dress code is casually elegant, cocktail style.”

Sen Ming said she couldn’t give out the details of the entertainment or the speeches for the evening because they will be a surprise for Dame Jennifer.

“She’s basically just showing up. She knows that we wanted to do something.

“She’s heard a bit on the radio because I did a radio interview but I was careful not to say too much.”

Sen Ming did give away one detail, the inclusion of old school musicians, Joy Express Band.

“They have been making a big comeback. They are playing Saturday nights at RAA and they will be playing at the event.”

Asked who should attend the event, Sen Ming said: “There’s no target. Anyone who feels they had a connection or wanted to come out and recognise Dame Jennifer. Dame Jennifer has a lot of people who thought she did some really good work. When I say that, I say that across all segments. There’s no doubt in our minds that after 41 years, she’s served us well.

“Politics isn’t easy but she’s always put her community and her country first.” n

Tickets can be purchased by calling or texting  Sen Ming on 335 8338.