A fund raising event to help the Lowe’s family of Spring City finish their home, was organized by Gwen Sawyer with the Pilot Club’s Fund Raising Committee. The event consisted of a four- hour cruise on the mail boat “Legacy” which was to sail in the evening of June 5.
Between fifty and sixty people met on the ship that was moored at the domestic side of the Marsh Harbour Port. They were welcomed by members of the Pilot Club and greeted by music dispensed by DJ Craig Boo. As people slowly arrived to board the ship, drinks were already on sale on the loading deck where the reception was taking place. The 7:30pm departure was delayed in order to wait for the late arrival of some ticket holders.
Finally by 9:30 the “Legacy” left the harbor en route for the Sea of Abaco.
It was a balmy evening, with a light breeze and as the ship made its circles off the coast of Marsh Harbour under starry sky and a new moon, people socialized, enjoyed drinks and food or entered in dancing competitions encouraged by MC Shelley Austin.
Others just danced the night away.
The beneficiary of the event, Mrs. Angela Lowe, was present. She had become the only bread winner of the family when her husband was forced to stop working a few years ago when he lost his sight. Their son, Brent Jr is afflicted with cerebral palsy. He graduated last year from ECC and since then lives at home.
Unfortunately, there are no facilities on Abaco where a person with such a handicap could live and the National Insurance allowance is not enough for the family to afford regular help. The Lowes also suffered an additional setback when their home was destroyed.
This is a family in dire need of support, a support that so far has been provided by members from the Pilot Club, Scurvy Few and the Rotary Club who have taken it upon themselves to organize fund raisers or sometimes providing hands-on help.
The Pilot Club Fund Raising Committee is planning to have another function soon.