On Saturday, June 10, 2017 the High Banks Fire House was the venue for a Darts Night to honour and show appreciation to the hardy volunteer firefighters who in recent weeks had worked hard overcoming the terrible fires which had plagued South Abaco.
A valuable new addition to The Bahamas High Banks Fire Station is a weather station. This weather station, which stands atop the very smart looking firehouse building, was presented to the High Banks Volunteer Fire Service for their participation in a Prescribed Burning Training from October 27 to November 4 last year.
Twenty two brave souls battled a very strong, chilly headwind to cycle the thirty miles from Sandy Point to Bahama Palm Shores on Valentine’s Day, February 14. They did this not to impress their Valentines (though it probably did) but to raise funds for the High Banks Volunteer Fire Service. The riders met at the Fire House in Bahama Palm Shores at 7.30 a.m. from where they were transported with their bicycles to Sandy Point.
On February 15, twenty seven community-minded individuals completed a Bikeathon to raise much needed funds for the High Banks (Bahama Palm Shores) Fire House. The ride began at the High Banks Fire House at 9 a.m. and riders began arriving at the finish line at Sandy Point just a little over two hours later. Within the next 45 minutes all of the riders had finished.
In light of the recent break-ins and thefts of personal property at Bahama Palm Shores, a community meeting was held at the High Banks firehouse on August 12. Presenting at the meeting were Chief of Police for Abaco Superintendent Noel Curry and Detective Farquharson from the Central Police Station along with Sgt Darville of the Sandy Point police station. Residents and local government officials travelled from Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point, Crossing Rocks and Sandy Point to join the people of Bahama Palm Shores at this meeting. Also in attendance was Administrator for South Abaco, Lavon Harris Smith.
Fifteen persons who were elected in the recent local government elections to serve in the District of South Abaco were sworn in on June 27 by Ms. Lavon Harris- Smith, Administrator for South Abaco.
"Hell Night at Bahama Palm Shores" is how resident, Don Wood, described the night of June 26 and early morning hours of Friday, June 27. During that time six homes were broken into and a large amount of goods stolen.
The Local Government Authority Town Committee for Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point and Bahama Palm Shores held a community meeting in the W.H. Sands Community Centre in Cherokee Sound, on May 12. The goal of the meeting was for persons from all of these townships to air any concerns they may have and have them answered by the various dignitaries and heads of department present.
The residents of Bahama Palm Shores presented their High Banks "Just for Fun" Art and Craft show on the evening of March 14. This was their second annual show highlighting just how much talent there is in the community.
Approximately twenty talented folks of Bahama Palm Shores held their first ‘High Banks Art and Craft Show’ on March 15 in the High Banks Fire House. It was well attended by family and friends from the area who were astonished at the diversity of talents exhibited by their neighbours, which included many second home owners as well as locals.