The yearly “People to People” event was organized by the Ministry of Tourism to acknowledge and thank second- home owners and visitors to Abaco was held this year in Treasure Cay at Coco Bar on February 25.
By 6:00pm a large crowd of people had assembled on the deck facing the sea, taking photographs of the amazing sunset, collecting complimentary drinks offered in partnership by the Ministry of Tourism and Burns House Ltd, or sitting at tables socializing while waiting for the entertainment to begin.
On cue, Wynsome Ferguson, the Director of the local Office of Tourism, welcomed and invited people to partake of food and drinks and enjoy the various activities. Several ladies from the MOT helped serve drinks at the Burns House bar, contributing to a jolly atmosphere.
Inside the bar, Chris Russell at the guitar provided the musical entertainment, first with Bahamian songs, then with popular oldies.
Then the audience was quizzed on Bahamian trivia to keep occupied while models prepared themselves for a fashion show. Several young women paraded through the tables, dressed in outfits from the Island Girl Boutique.
The Master of Ceremony for the evening, Ashley Clarke with the MOT kept the activities rolling. The dancing area was replaced by limbo poles, a popular event that had people participating and watching.
Local officials also enjoyed the evening entertainment as Superintendent of Police Mortimer and Assistant- Superintendent Hamilton for North Abaco shared a table with Chief Councillor Stephen Pedican.
The Treasure Cay Hotel Resort and Marina’s Manager Stephen Kappeler and Assistant- Manager Paula Morley watched attentively to make sure everything was going smoothly.
Soon rhythmic sounds of drums and brass could be heard coming from outside as some of the Spring City Junkanoo group members made their approach. Rushing through the bar and the deck in their colourful costumes and hypnotic rhythm, their parade marked the end of an eventful and entertaining evening.