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Henry Higgins, the recently appoint­ed Director of Junior Junkanoo at the Min­istry of Youth, Sports and Culture, attend­ed the Abaco Junkanoo Love Rush Parade held on February 21-22.

New Director of Junior Junkanoo visits Abaco to watch Love Rush Parade

 

Above: Henry Higgins (left) is the newly appointed Director of Junior Junkanoo at the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture. He visited Abaco to watch the recent Love Rush Junkanoo Parade and admitted he was impressed.
Above: Henry Higgins (left) is the newly appointed Director of Junior Junkanoo at the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture. He visited Abaco to watch the recent Love Rush Junkanoo Parade and admitted he was impressed.

 

Henry Higgins, the recently appoint­ed Director of Junior Junkanoo at the Min­istry of Youth, Sports and Culture, attend­ed the Abaco Junkanoo Love Rush Parade held on February 21-22.

Mr. Higgins took office in September of 2013 replacing Mr. Francis who retired. A former member of the Saxons and pres­ent leader of the Conquest of Christ, a B category group, Mr. Higgins is in charge of dispersing the seed money and of mak­ing sure that parades come to the family Islands. He also has the responsibility of providing workshops and sending people to set-up the workshops.

He explained that this year there will be a Workshop Summer Program for in­terested schools in the Family Islands. Schools will have to indicate their inten­tion to participate, through the intermedi­ary of the representative of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture on Abaco, Mr. Ishmael Morley.

Workshops will include the demon­stration of costume making as well as of dance and music performances taught by members of the National Junkanoo Com­mittee.

Commenting on the Junior parade held on February 21, Mr. Higgins was im­pressed by the costumes, saying that they were “beyond expectations.” He also ap­preciated the crowd’s participation.

“I liked the parade,” he commented; “there is room for improvement, but it ran smoothly.”

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