The shell collection will continue to grow as other people have already promised to donate shells.
As they all gathered on the ground, the children waited for Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve in Cherokee Sound. It seems like they are waiting forever, but soon they hear him coming with music and lights blaring on his latest, motorized sleigh. Everyone moves in to take a photo and welcome him. He’s jolly and fat, and he quickly moved to his seat of honour by the community tree (which was exceptionally beautiful this year), to hand out the children’s gifts and have his photo taken.
On December 11, Methodists came together for nine days of events at six different churches culminating in a Bi-Centennial Celebration at a special service at Cherokee’s Epworth Chapel, with over 200 persons attending. The Green Turtle Cay Methodist Church was organized the year before Cherokee in 1815, therefore 201 years of Methodism in Abaco were commemorated. Although, the Green Turtle Sanctuary closed their doors many years ago.
According to reports, the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) have made some headway in breaking a boat theft ring in Abaco after making several arrests near the end of August. The men detained are suspected of stealing over a dozen vessels on the island and are, according to one source, …
The new Cherokee Clinic is really taking shape as of late. The outside work is completed and a good coat of paint will finish the job.
The Abaco circuit including Saint Andrew’s in Dundas Town, Saint James in Hope Town and Epworth Methodist Chapel in Cherokee Sound met for an evening of celebration in Cherokee Sound on Wednesday, April 13 for an intra-church fellowship to recognize a long-time friend of the Bahamas Conference of Methodist Churches throughout The Bahamas, Reverend Eugene Zimmerman and his wife, Emily Ann.
Amidst environmental and health concerns surrounding the Cherokee dumpsite, a Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) representative instructed the South Abaco District Council to “immediately shut down” the site and relocate waste disposal for the area.
Residents of Cherokee and members of Cherokee’s Clinic Fundraising Committee recently held an extremely successful yard sale, raising almost $30,000 thanks to the generosity of a couple who owned a home in Little Harbour for 15 years. The couple recently sold the home and donated all of its contents to the clinic’s committee. These funds are now being put to good use as the construction work continues on the new clinic.
The students and faculty of Cherokee Primary School invited the elderly, the handicapped, widows and widowers to a Thanksgiving Luncheon on Thursday, November 26. Twenty some persons showed up at noon in The W.W. Sands Community Center in the schoolyard to partake of turkey, mashed potato, stuffing with gravy, corn, cranberry jelly, buns, pumpkin rolls and chocolate cake. Everything was delicious and the special decorations set a festive mood.
Cherokee Sound residents hosted a Town Meeting with persons attending from Yellow Wood, Winding Bay, Little Harbour, Casuarina and Bahama Palm Shores. The Chief Councillor of South Abaco, Jacqueline Estevez, moderated the meeting which was called to order at 7:00 p.m., with approximately 50 persons attending. An opening prayer was given by Michael Knowles of the Cherokee Town Committee.