For the sixth year Man-O-War residents came together on the school yard for their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Chosen to light the tree was Tony Albury, who has just been recognized and awarded the Community Service Award for his years of service to the community.
The Official Opening Ceremony for the 9th Annual Christmas Festival began on Dec.8 with the vocally talented Ashanti Duncanson, who sang the National Anthem before Wynsome Ferguson, manager of the Abaco Tourist Office, brought remarks. Ferguson noted the festival’s theme of “Christmas in The Bahamas” as she reflected on how it began. In the aftermath of Hurricane Jean and Francis, she and Brenda Sawyer were approached by JoAnn Bradley to do something to lift the spirits of the people of Abaco.