Forest Heights Academy held a very successful post-Halloween trunk-or-treat event on Friday, November 4. This year, the school combined the concept of trunk-or-treat (establishing a central location for children to trick or treat out of the backs of cars) with Guy Fawkes (typically celebrated November 5.) Guy-O-Ween, as the event …
There will not be an Island Root Heritage Festival in 2017 because of elections, so the Guy Fawkes commemoration usually overseen by the Island Root Heritage Festival Committee, took place together with a fundraising event to benefit Amy Roberts Primary School. As the two committees joined forces, they produced an …
The Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee had a large crowd and great participation for their annual Guy Fawkes Day event on November 8 at the basketball court in New Plymouth.
The burning of the “Guys” is a well anchored custom in the English tradition. On Abaco it is celebrated mostly on the Loyalists founded settlements. This year, the residents of Green Turtle Cay held the event on November 9. The celebration took place on the basketball court in New Plymouth where several “Guys” built by kids and adults were on display.
Fire was the theme of the evening on November 2 at Forest Heights Academy. The annual event celebrating Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up the House of Lords in 1605 was again enacted at Forest Heights Academy. Following the traditional English celebration of the gunpowder plot, fire crackers, bon fire, fireworks and six “guys” ready to be burnt were set in the far field at the edge of the high school lawn. The event was held three days ahead of time, but at a more convenient date as it fell on a Friday.