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Thousands of visitors and locals came together to enjoy yet another grand display of colours, rhythm and dancing on February 21 and 22 as the annual ‘Love Rush’ Junkanoo parade concluded with two three-time winners. The Spring City Rockers took first in the Senior Category and Forest Heights Academy took First in the Junior Category.

Love Rush Junkanoo Weekend impresses

Spring City Junkanoo

Thousands of visitors and locals came together to enjoy yet another grand display of colours, rhythm and dancing on February 21 and 22 as the annual ‘Love Rush’ Junkanoo parade concluded with two three-time winners. The Spring City Rockers took first in the Senior Category and Forest Heights Academy took First in the Junior Category.

On Saturday night for the third time straight, under the theme “Indian Celebration,” the Spring City Rockers took first place winning in all categories except group performance.

Abaco Junkanoo 4They also won despite a 300 point penalty for a late start.

The Rockers started up front with an impressive, and extremely large, banner piece which featured Indian totems, followed by another massive piece with a canoe and colorful decorations depicting nature surrounding it. Both pieces had difficulty fitting under a couple of low hanging wires, but managed to travel the circuit well enough in the end.

The rest of the group followed in a stunning display of Indian themed costumes coupled with nicely choreographed dancing supported by a strong and talented music section.

The Green Turtle Cay Lil’ Island Slammers put on a spectacular show to the theme of “Ancient Arabia” including an impressive large scorpion piece. The group, which won the Group Performance, gave an overall great performance.

Tony Davis, Chairman of the All Abaco Junkanoo Committee, said a special thanks to all Abaco for helping to host yet another successful Love Rush weekend.

Ishmael “Stretch” Morley, Abaco Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, was pleased with the way the weekend event went and thanked all those who took part and supported.

Mr. Davis said it was a difficult task to pull the event together and he tAbaco Junkanoo 5hanked the sponsors for making it all possible including the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and their major sponsor, Burns House Limited.

Mr. Davis said this year they had an amazing turnout for the Junior Junkanoo parade which included a few schools participating for the first time. He was especially pleased to see Grace Baptist Pre-School and Grand Cay High School wowed the audience in their first appearance.

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About Timothy Roberts

Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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