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Liberation Carnival will be held in Tiyan

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THE Mayors’ Council has decided to hold this year’s Liberation Carnival in Tiyan.

“It’s actually the only option we had,” said Angel Sablan, Liberation committee chairman. “It’s central, there’s tons of parking, and it looks like it would cost us the least in terms of getting it ready to have the booths put up – versus Two Lovers Point, the Agana Shopping Center and other areas in Hagåtña which are privately owned.”

It’s been 10 years since the Liberation Carnival was held at Tiyan.

Sablan said the Paseo parking lot is too small to hold the carnival, “plus, the reconstruction of the bridge and several events at both fields didn’t make the area a viable option.”

The property the Liberation committee has been using is near the two softball fields, the tennis courts and the Guam Main Facility.  Sablan also noted the property is owned by the Department of Parks and Recreation.

“There are still fees involved in Tiyan, but for us it’s the best alternative financially,” Sablan said, adding power is already available and they don’t have to install too many poles. The committee is also working with DPR to find out where they can hook up water.

The Tiyan area was one of those most affected by Typhoon Chata’an in 2002. The carnival was literally flattened when the typhoon struck Guam in early July of that year.

Meanwhile, there has been a steady stream of vendors coming in to pick up bid packets. Sablan said the deadline to submit bids is next Monday, 5 p.m. at the Mayors' Council headquarters in Hagåtña.

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