By Marlana Bethel
Last October Scotland Cay residents became aware of an outreach program that was being spearheaded by Colin Albury along with the help of Angie Dove. They were reaching out to the communities in Northern Abaco with care packages aimed to help those who could use a little extra something whether it was food supplies, clothing, or even just a visit from some friendly faces.
Scotland Cay eagerly joined with this group and was able to help provide Christmas for some very deserving families. This proved to be such a heartwarming venture that some of the residents decided to follow up in January with another visit to these wonderful families.
Easter soon followed and we were delighted to be able to take Easter baskets and food provisions up the North Shore and this was followed in June by another visit with provisions for the wonderful people in this area.
September saw a new school year begin and the residents of Scotland Cay had been bringing in school supplies for months to get ready for this event. We were delighted to be able to visit S. C. Bootle High School as well as Coopers Town Primary School to present the staff with new backpacks filled with school supplies for some of the students. We were welcomed by both schools Principals and some of the staff as we arrived and were treated to a presentation by the North Abaco Potcake Rescue who were being hosted by the 7th grade class.
Our group was very impressed by the warmth of the staff and the exceptional students we met.
This last year has been very rewarding for the homeowners on Scotland Cay as we have met some wonderful families,made new friends, and learned so much about the North Abaco Shore communities. We are already looking forward to enjoying Christmas 2015 with these families and always have room for others to join us on our ventures up the North Shore of Abaco.