On Independence Sunday, July 8, many of the residents of the Southern District of Abaco came together for a joint-church service at Epworth Chapel in Cherokee. Reverend Marie Neilly spoke on “United Together in Love & Service.”
The occasion attracted persons all the way from Sandy Point to Cherokee to join in and celebrate Independence Day in The Bahamas with many who were around at the original Independence festivities in 1973. The former Administrator, Benjamin Pinder, was on hand to give remarks and congratulations to the region and reminisce over the changes that have taken place in those 39 years.
Afterwards the congregation enjoyed some refreshments and fellowship in the W.W. Sands Community Center across the street.