Talakudong festivities now set

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         (September 3, 2012) Preparations are already being made by Talakudong organizers and competitors assuring tourists and locals of quality entertainment.
Tacurong: Padayon nga Nagahugpong is this year’s theme, emphasizing Tacurongnons pride in its unity. The City Government of Tacurong has set exciting activities for its 12th Founding Anniversary dubbed as Talakudong Festival.
The Festival highlight, the streetdancing and field demonstration competition, will be staged on September 18, 2012 at 7:00 AM.
Alay sa Barangay ni Mayor Lina O. Montilla runs from August-September 30.
Sports activities include: Friendship Basketball Game (August 23-Sept. 13); Bicycle Tour (Sept. 11); Inter-Agency Volleyball Tournament (Sept. 10-15); Mototrail (Sept. 12); Sepak Takraw (Sept. 12-14); Talakudong BMX Supercross Challenge (Sept. 14); Dart Tournament (Sept. 15); and Lawn Tennis Tournament (Sept. 15-16).
Meanwhile, scheduled socio-cultural activities are: Kantahan ng Kabataan (Sept. 12); Kumpas sa Syudad Folk Dance Competition (Sept. 13); Mindanao-Wide Dance Sport and Hip-Hop Competition (Sept. 14); and On-the-spot Inter-School Talakudong Painting Contest and Talakudong Decorating Contest (Sept. 11). Musikahan 2012 will be on Sept. 18, 7:00 PM at the city ground.
The Tiangge, Food Fair, and Ornamental Plants Show are set on Sept. 3-20; Producer’s Fair is scheduled on Sept. 14-18; and the Diskwento Fair will be on Sept. 17-18. Jobs fair will also run from Sept. 14-15. People can also go to the city hall ground for free haircut on Sept. 14. Moreover, Touch Mobile Network will be sponsoring an evening activity with fun, games, and music on Sept. 15.
Photo enthusiasts are encouraged to join the annual Igpat sang Kamera Photography contest which has two categories. Discover Tacurong category is exclusive to Tacurong photo enthusiasts who must submit their entries on or before Sept. 6. Talakudong Festival category is open to all and deadline of submission of entries is on Sept. 20. To add, a feature writing contest is also up for those who want to show their writing prowess. Entries must be submitted on or before Sept. 21. Guidelines can be viewed on talakudong2012.wordpress.com.
Mutya ng Tacurong 2012 Pageant Night will be on Sept. 16, 6:00PM at the NDTC Gymnasium.
The Festival will officially open on September 10 with an interfaith mass at 6:30AM, followed by a motorcade at 8:30AM. The opening program will start at 9:00AM. Malacanang had already declared September 18 as special non-working holiday in the City. (Jezereel Louise C. Billano)
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