“Youth on the Move,” an organization founded by James “Ernie” Pritchard, dedicated most of Saturday, May 30 to the cleanup of the highway between Fire Road and Cooper’s Town.
The cleanup was well supported by local environmental and educational organization, “Friends of the Environment,” by Local Government and by the Royal Bank of Canada which agreed to sponsor the youth group by supplying their team uniforms.
The group, which started early morning with forty children, had swelled to seventy people by lunchtime. Two truck-loads of garbage was collected.
Lunch served on the Cooper’s Town basketball court rewarded the volunteers.
Ishmael “Stretch” Morley with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture , an expert at the grill, dished out plates of hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken, accompanied by the usual Bahamian side orders of macaroni & cheese and salad.
A game of basketball between the combined North Abaco Church teams and the Marsh Harbour Youth in Action team took place after lunch. It was a close game with Cooper’s Town winning 25-24.
Mr. Pritchard, who helped organize the event with Alvino Saunders, said he was planning to make the event an annual one.
“It was fun activities for the young people”, he commented.