“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 Fire Road 2nd Annual Fishing Tournament & Festival is slated for July 11-13 at Fire Creek Road – the designated festival site located in North Abaco. The festival will kick off with an opening ceremony on July 11 at 7:30 p.m. complete with fireworks.
Cleola Sawyer has lived all of her 82 years on Mainland Abaco. Seventy one of those years she has spent in Dundas Town but the first eleven she spent in Old Place and South Side. This was a small settlement located north west of Marsh Harbour on the south west coast between Fire Road and Blackwood along with the settlements of Blackwood and Grape Tree. Born in 1931, Mrs. Sawyer was the last of three boys and three girls born to Nathaniel and Delrone Smith.
The first O’Donnell McIntosh Snapper Fishing Tournament and Independence Festival for Fire Road took place on July 12-14 at the Fire Road Public Bay. Ashley Clarke was the moderator for the opening ceremony, which began with a performance from a group of young praise dancers. Following the opening prayer by Leslie Cornish, Eric Collie Sr. welcomed everyone to the grand celebration and to a community that makes everyone feel at home. He declared that Fire Road has some of the best people in The Bahamas particularly in the sporting arena with world-class athletes like Savatheda Fynes and Troy McIntosh.