Despite the rain that delayed the planned distribution of many boxes of school supplies, MP for North Abaco, Renardo Curry, kept his appointment with the children of the community. The supplies had been donated by many generous sponsors.
Around lunch time on August 30, tents had been erected in front of Abaco Central High School, sheltering the supplies and the food. Volunteers stationed the grill.
An assortment of notebooks, mathematics kits, calculators, crayons, pencils and more was laid upon a table and packed in plastic bags by volunteers to be distributed. As the rain abated, many children arrived with their parents.
Mr. Curry explained that boys had been given a haircut in the morning and girls’ hair had been fixed in preparation of their return to school. Most children were primary school students who lined up in an orderly manner when asked, so they could be handed out their supplies individually.
The Member of Parliament said he wanted to express his gratitude to the many sponsors for their assistance. Among them he mentioned Dillons US, Big Cat, Key Construction, Bill Swain Construction, Baker’s Bay, Treasure Sands and Nippers. He called them “Good corporate citizens investing in our kids’ future”
The supplies received were divided and also distributed in Cooper’s Town. There was a distribution in the evening at a sport’s event for the older students.
The function lasted until later that afternoon with people partaking of the food and socializing and children playing in the bouncing castle.