Local artist, Don Wood, suffered a bad accident at the beginning of December, 2014. The call went out to help him in the form of an Art and Craft Auction held at the Jib Room on Feb 7. Not only did members of the tight knit Abaco artist community come to show their support, but many residents from all over Abaco gladly became involved, making the event a success.
Resident artist / sculptor/ painter Don Wood, suffered a terrible fall on December 14 while painting the roof of his house in Bahama Palm Shores. He had to be airlifted to Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau in critical condition.
Abaco Pathfinders held an auction event on March 22 at the Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay on March 22. The event, which was well attended by second-home owners, aimed to raise funds for the scholarship foundation. Ten students were selected this year by the committee, each with their own struggles which they have overcome and each excelling to a level that demands recognition. Without the Pathfinders’ scholarship it is unlikely that either of the ten would be able to attend college.
The Marsh Harbour Reef Ball took place on March 2 at the Jib Room. Celebrating Twenty Five years of environmental education, Friends of the Environment made sure the event was one to remember. With a silent auction, a vibrant live auction and the rocking sounds of local band “Suppa Time” the Reef Ball was a delight to many.
Bad weather interfered with the annual Man-O-War Flea Market on Feb. 15. The event, which is attended by many from various areas of Abaco, was unfortunately the victim of a very rainy Saturday. It was too late to cancel: the food had already been prepared, merchants had reserved space and Albury’s Ferry had announced special schedules and fare for the occasion. So the event went ahead. Warehouses were open to set vending tables, tents were erected and people came prepared with umbrellas and raincoats.