Piton Carnival Queen Contestant

The last time a Carnival Queen Contestant brought home the crown for Piton Beer, the official beer and sponsor of Saint Lucia’s Carnival, was in 2005when Joy Ann Biscette won the title. Now, seven years later, Sherwinner Eleuthere, Miss Piton at this year’s carnival queen pageant is confident that she can once again make the award winning Saint Lucian beer proud. The National carnival queen pageant takes place Saturday July 7 at the National Cultural Centre, in Castries and Sherwinner is one of the seven contestants. On Monday, July 2, during the annual sashing ceremony, Sherwinner Eleuthere discovered for the first time who her main sponsor was for the pageant, something she said she was instantly excited aboutseeing that the other contestants thought highly of Piton and all had hopes of being “sashed” by the brand. Rohan Lovence, Piton Brand manager met Sherwinner for the first time on Monday and said he was quite pleased at first.However it was on Wednesday, July 4 when Sherwinner was treated to a tour of WLBL the home of Piton that the Brand manager says he felt even more confident that Piton would be very well represented by the vivacious contestant. “Sherwinner is a well-spoken and intelligent young lady whocaries herself well, is aware of what is happening around her and comes across as being quite humble as a young person. And I believe that this will translate into her performance on the night and I have no doubt that she will represent the brand well,”Lovence says. On Wednesday, Sherwinner Eleuthere, who is the reigning Miss Saint Lucia Independence, was treated like royalty when she was taken on an official grand tour of WLBL in Vieux Fort. There, she wasexposed to the brewing process of WLBL products, particularly Piton Beer, from start to finish as well as the mechanisms and automation of WLBL. She was taken on a tour of the offices and production plant, and met with staff members as well as the GM of WLBL Gregg Graves and Prisca Eristhe, head of Human Resource at WLBL. She was also presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and gift items compliments Piton by the brand manager Rohan Lovence. Sherwinner thanked Piton for the support and assured the company that she would do her best in bringing home the crown. She said she was not nervous, but confident, diverting her attention to her preparations with her team for the big night and not necessarily on who or what her competition was. The GM of WLBL Greg Graves wished Sherwinner all the best and encouraged her to stay grounded and focused. The WLBL team who met the Piton carnival queen contestant Wednesday was quite pleased with her as their choice and came up with a possible slogan for the “Piton Posse” at the event on Saturday;“Miss Piton, A Sure-winner,” a play on her first name. Sherwinner Eleuthere“Miss Saint Lucia Independence 2012,” hails from the community of Babonneau. The nineteen year olds’ first pageant was“Miss Valentine,” which she won whilst attending the Babonneau Secondary school. She has also participated in public speaking, debates and young leaders and was also a youth parliamentarian. A final year student of Sir Arthur Community College she is pursuing carpentry and joineryand intends on going back to pursue Quantity Surveying. Piton Beer is not just the official beer of Saint Lucia carnival and proud sponsor but a number of carnival bands, events, fetes and calypso tents, community carnival and now of course this talented beauty Sherwinner Eleuthere.

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